BUENA VISTA, Va., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Virginia University's 2013 Commencement speaker will be Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and Republican Party nominee for President of the United States.
Founded in 1867, Southern Virginia University is the only private liberal arts college patterned after the teachings and tenets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).
Carrying on the tradition of small liberal arts institutions, Southern Virginia 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 Southern Virginia in front of the university's Main Hall in Buena Vista, Va., on Saturday, April 27. Commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. ADDRESS: Southern Virginia UniversityOne University Hill Drive Buena Vista, VA 24416 svu.edu
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