Mitt Romney to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

Posted at 10:57 AM, Apr 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-19 11:01:09-04

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WTVR) – Liberty University announced that presidential candidate Mitt Romney would address graduates at the University’s 2012 Commencement ceremony.

Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, is currently campaigning for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.

“We are delighted that Governor Romney will join us to celebrate Commencement with Liberty’s 2012 graduates,” said Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. in a statement posted on the school’s website. “This will be a historic event for Liberty University reminiscent of the visits of Governor, and then presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan to Liberty’s campus in 1980 and of President George H.W. Bush who spoke at Liberty’s 1990 Commencement ceremony.”

Commencement is Saturday, May 12, at Arthur L. Williams Stadium.

The school indicated this would be Governor Romney’s first appearance at Liberty University.