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Dr. Laurence Parker Part of University's Welcome Back Message

Dr. Laurence Parker, Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, was tapped to be part of the University of Utah's Welcome to Campus 2021 message. 

"We Gonna' Be Alright"

Dr. Laurence Parker (ELP) was recently asked to be part of the University of Utah's New Student Welcome 2021. Along with President Taylor and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed, Dr. Parker welcomed students to the campus and provided all sorts of helpful info along with some shots of our beautiful Utah landscape. It's a fun video full of UofU faces, and you can find Dr. Parker at 6:43. Watch, as Dr. Parker delivers his message of "We Gonna' Be Alright"  (inspired by Kendrick LaMar) and teaches students about self-efficacy and a sense of belonging, key elements in student success. You can also read most of Dr. Parker's speech here

Thanks, Dr. Parker, for representing the CoE so well! 


Larry Parker with hand on a table, leaning and smiling.

Last Updated: 8/25/21