Sharice Davids, who represents the state of Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, will receive an honorary doctorate and speak at our undergraduate ceremony. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Representative Davids is one of the first two Native American women to serve in the U.S. Congress. She was a first-generation college student who put herself through the University of Missouri-Kansas City and then law school at Cornell University. Representative Davids is a nationally recognized expert on economic and community development in Native communities. In Congress she has worked to eliminate the influence of special interests and to make health care more accessible and affordable. We look forward to honoring her as a champion for equity, justice, community development and education.