My guess is that he was never asked. Helen Foley always asked him to speak at the public schools when he was in town and he did. His former teacher and friend Lloyd Hartman invited him to speak at Broome Community College and he did. He spoke at SUNY-Oswego so he had nothing against the SUNY schools. They had a summer home near Ithaca which is how he formed his relationship with Ithaca College. I believe he just had no contacts at Binghamton University and no one there ever made an effort to invite him. Rod loved to speak and he spoke across the country at countless colleges. I only wish I was able to have witnessed one in person. I’ve heard a taping of one and it was thoroughly enjoying.