Judge Glenda A. Hatchett will be the speaker for Mississippi Valley State University's 60th Commencement on Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m., in the Rice-Totten Stadium at the Itta Bena, MS. Campus.
MVSU’s sixth president, Dr. Donna H. Oliver, will hand diplomas to approximately 500 undergraduate and graduate students during the ceremony. In addition, Dr. Oliver will confer golden degrees to members of the Class of 1962.
“We are proud of our graduates and confident that they will go forth and make a positive difference in our world,” Dr. Oliver said. “We know that Judge Glenda Hatchett will dispense wisdom to help guide them on their journeys to lives of leadership and purpose.”
In 1990, Judge Hatchett was appointed Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County (Atlanta, Georgia) Juvenile Court, becoming the first African-American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court in Georgia, and head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.
She presides over the syndicated television show, "Judge Hatchett," now in its 10th season, and is the founder of Parent Power Now, the premiere online parenting network. She has authored two bestselling books, Dare to Take Charge, and Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say.