Longwood University to host 2016 Vice-Presidential Debate

Posted at 6:01 PM, Sep 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-23 18:01:25-04

FARMVILLE, Va. -- Longwood University officials announced Wednesday the school has been selected to host the only vice-presidential debate on Oct. 4, 2016.

The Commission on Presidential Debates selected Longwood after visiting the campus several times over the last few months.

“I believe that no campus in America could be more fitting for this remarkable and great responsibility in our democratic process,” said President W. Taylor Reveley IV. “The energy of this event will run through and invigorate everything we do in preparing the next generation of citizen-leaders for the historic years ahead, which the 2016 election will do so much to shape. This is a proud juncture for our great university.”

The debate will be held in Willett Hall on university's central campus.

The Farmville, Virginia, school is the third oldest university in the U.S. behind William and Mary and the University of Virginia.

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