“You look at our world and believe it can and should do better”
 

 
Mark Hawkins
 

 
Jared Verner, UCCS Communique
You’re the first generation of leaders who will put social impact at the center of everything you do, every business you create, technology you invent, vision you have.

Mark Hawkins told the UCCS graduates to embrace the challenge of changing the world as he delivered the keynote address to more than 550 students and their families at the fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 14 at the Broadmoor World Arena.

“You’re the first generation of leaders who will put social impact at the center of everything you do, every business you create, technology you invent, vision you have. You look at our world and believe it can and should do better. You are impatient to get to work to solve the challenges that face us, impatient with anything that might stand in your way.

“This is what makes your class so important, it’s the energy, optimism, commitment and urgency I feel in this room today, a commitment to let nothing stand in your way of becoming true world problem solvers with measurable impact.”

Hawkins, a 1986 UCCS MBA graduate, thanked the educators, administrators and counselors who...