College President Defends Riley Gaines Being Commencement Speaker

By Bo Beard | May 31, 2024

Riley Gaines

Adrian College President Jeffrey Docking defended the selection of activist Riley Gaines as a commencement speaker despite backlash.

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Riley Gaines, a former University of Kentucky swimmer, addressed graduates at Adrian College, known for her advocacy work and athletic background.

Docking's decision

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Docking's decision to invite activist and former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines as a commencement speaker aimed to spotlight the contentious issue of transgender women in athletics.