President Obama delivered the commencement address at Barnard College, a private women’s liberal arts college in New York City.
President Obama chose to speak at Barnard College to address "America’s next generation of women leaders,” according to a White House statement.
The President spoke about the role of women in society and gave the graduates three points of advice: get involved, never underestimate power of example and lastly to persevere.
The president is also scheduled to speak at Joplin High School’s graduation ceremony in Missouri later this month. Joplin was the sight where a deadly 2011 tornado hit the ground and claimed the lives of over 160 people last year.