ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will deliver the commencement address at Trine University in May, the university has announced.
Romney will speak during Trine’s 131st commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7 on the main campus.
“We are excited to have a person of Mitt Romney’s stature embrace a crucial role for our commencement,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president. “His leadership and business acumen are standards for which our graduates and others can strive. His love of our nation and devotion to his family are also admirable.”
Romney was the Republican nominee for president in 2012, an election won by President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor won the majority in Indiana.
The president and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Romney cofounded Bain Capital and served on the board of directors of Marriott International and Solamere Capital’s Executive Partner Group. He is the author of three books, “Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games,” “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness,” and “No Apology: Believe in America.”