SUU Selects Ann Romney as Commencement Speaker

Published on March 27, 2014 at 01:51PM

Southern Utah University announced that the former first lady of Massachusetts Ann Romney will give the keynote address during the universities upcoming commencement ceremony. The Deseret News reports that Romney, in addition to her remarks, will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree in public service for her contributions and advocacy on behalf of children, families and motherhood.

In a statement, SUU President Scott Wyatt said he looks forward to recognizing Romney for her social impact, saying that “Mrs. Romney is an able example of all that can be accomplished when individuals successfully partner personal interest with a professional and civic affiliation.” Ann Romney said in a prepared statement that she is honored to stand with the SUU class of 2014.