The inaugural installment of the James Hoffman Family Endowed Speaker Series was launched in late March with Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of the Associated Press, speaking to journalism students about the First Amendment. Pruitt became president and CEO of the AP in July 2012 after serving as a member of AP’s board of directors since 2003.
James Hoffman, A.B. ’80, has made a $50,000 pledge that will create the James Hoffman Family Endowed Speaker Series in the School of Communication at the University of Miami. The gift will be used to fund an annual lecture on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.