Tune in to a new episode of Gettysburg College’s podcast, Conversations Beneath the Cupola. In this episode, podcast host and College President, Bob Iuliano, is joined by one of Gettysburg College’s most notable alumni, Carson Kressley ’91. Kressley shares highlights from his time at the College, how his distinguished career as a designer, actor, and American television personality has given others the courage to be their authentic selves, and more.
“Having a really well-rounded liberal [arts] education allowed me to bounce around from the U.S. Equestrian Federation, to Ralph Lauren, to working in film and television. And I think … for me that was the right recipe,” Kressley said in the episode.
The episode concludes with an anecdotal “Slice of Life” told from the president’s perspective. Iuliano uses this moment to reflect on the many contributions made by members of the LGBTQ+ community and the ongoing struggle for basic human rights. Quoting English Prof. McKinley Melton, he also underscores the work that remains before us as a College and a world.