Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Mitt Romney to Deliver the Commencement Address at Regent University


In the News

by Michelle Farmer

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.-- Regent University is pleased to announce that Mitt Romney will deliver the Regent University Commencement Address on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 9:30 a.m.

Drawing upon his experience as the former governor of Massachusetts, chairman of the Republican Governors’ Conference, and president of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Romney will speak to graduates on “Leadership in Critical Times.”

As governor, Romney balanced the budget every year and earned critical acclaim for his statewide health-care initiative, which other states now seek to emulate.

Prior to his election as governor in 2002, Romney served as president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Inheriting a serious bribery scandal and indebtedness of $379 million, Romney cleaned up the bribery scandal and turned the deficit into a $100 million profit.

Before leading the 2002 Winter Olympics, Romney founded Bain Capital, a successful venture capital fund, which grew to $5.9 billion in assets under his leadership.

Governor Romney joins Al Gore, Bob Dole, Wesley Clark, Alan Dershowitz, Ehud Barak, Hanan Ashrawi, and others as recent principal speakers on the Regent University campus.During the Regent University Commencement Exercises, Romney will address nearly 900 graduates in front of the university library. Commencement is open to the public.


Regent University was founded in 1978 and was soon recognized as the nation’s premier Christian graduate university. Today, Regent has grown to encompass campuses in Virginia Beach and Washington, D.C., as well as having a strong presence online around the world. Students earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in the fields of business, communication, divinity, education, government, law, leadership studies, and psychology and counseling.