BUENA VISTA, Va.
April 10, 2013
University's 2013 Commencement speaker will be
, former governor of
and Republican Party nominee for President of
the United States
Founded in 1867,
University is the only private liberal arts college patterned after the teachings and tenets of The Church of
of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).
Carrying on the tradition of small liberal arts institutions,
currently serves 729 students — 92 percent of which are Latter-day Saints — with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio and plans to grow its student body to 1,200 in the near future.
In his second public speech since the 2012 presidential election, Romney will address graduates, faculty, staff, students and friends of
in front of the university's Main Hall in
Buena Vista, Va.
Saturday, April 27
. Commencement exercises will begin at
10 a.m. EDT
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA