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Leon Panetta speaks at Colgate University

Leon Panetta gave a speech at Colgate University Friday night in honor of Colgate's 200th year.

Posted: Apr 5, 2019 10:32 PM

HAMILTON, N.Y. - Leon Panetta gave a speech at Colgate University Friday night in honor of Colgate's 200th year.

Panetta has held a number of titles throughout his career including Secretary of Defense and White House Chief of Staff. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, served in Congress for 16 years, and led the CIA from 2009 until 2011. Panetta is also a co-founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. 

Panetta addressed the Colgate community as a part of the Kerschner Family Series Global Leadership at Colgate, which is a program at Colgate.

Many students were in attendance for Panetta's speech. He gave some life advice to the college students.

"Be accountable for your actions, be ethical in your behavior, respect the diversity in your life, and grow in knowledge and wisdom," Panetta said.

One student calling Panetta unifying.

"He [Panetta] was certainly unifying, talking about our love for America," Anthony Palazzola, Colgate Freshman said. "I didn't see him in that moment as a democrat, I saw him as a likewise citizen and a likewise American."

Panetta's visit was a part of a weekend-long celebration for Colgate's 200th year.

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