State of the University/Founders Day
- President's State of the University Address 2014
- President's State of the University Address 2013
- President's State of the University Address 2011
- President's State of the University Address 2010: A conversation with Lou Anna K. Simon
- President's State of the University Address 2009
- "Impact and Innovation: At Home and Around the World." State of the University Statement. February 12, 2008.
- "Boldness in a Time of Challenge." Founders Day State of the University Address. February 8, 2007.
- "Around the Corner, Around the World." Founders Day Address. February 9, 2006.
- "The Next Bold Experiment: A Land-Grant Revolution for the World." Founders Day Celebration. February 11, 2005.
"Kindred Spirits," Northern Ireland College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise Awards Day, June 27, 2014
"The 21st Century Citizen Scholar" Grand Valley State University commencement April 26, 2008.
Remarks to Outside Groups
Transportation Club of Detroit, 31st Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner, October 6, 2014
Rural Opportunity Investment Conference, White House Rural Council, July 24, 2014
American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education 2008 Annual Meeting during a panel discussion entitled: "Lessons from the Teachers for a New Era Experience for National Education Policy."