MANCHESTER, NH – Mitt Romney will be the commencement speaker for Saint Anselm College, the Boston Globe reports.
Romney denies interest in a run for the White House in 2016, having recently announced he would not be seeking the Republican nomination – although the Globe’s James Pindell points out that Saint Anselm is home to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, where Romney has participated in five past televised debates.
Romney will receive an honorary doctorate during the Sunday May 17 commencement, at 2 p.m.
Here’s the information about Romney’s engagement from the Saint Anselm website:
Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH announced today that its 2015 commencement speaker will be Mitt Romney. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is a leader in both public service and private enterprise. He is a former governor of Massachusetts and the founder of Bain Capital.
“The life lessons and leadership skills Governor Romney will present to our graduates as they venture out into the world represent a set of values commensurate with that of Saint Anselm’s mission – to educate individuals who make and find opportunities to engage in the service of diverse local, national and global fields and communities,” said Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo, president of Saint Anselm. “There are few individuals who can stand before a group of young men and women with such a wide range of experiences and accomplishments, in both the public and private sectors.”
Governor Romney was most recently the Republican candidate for the office of President of the United States. He was also a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Before that, he served as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003 through 2007. Prior to his term as Governor, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Governor Romney started his career in business in 1978 as a Vice President of Bain & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1984, he left Bain & Company, Inc. to co-found a spin-off private equity investment company, Bain Capital, where he worked until 1998. Governor Romney served as a director of the Company or its predecessors from 1993 through 2002 and again from January 2009 through January 2011. He rejoined the Board in December 2012.
Saint Anselm College
Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts and nursing programs as well as for the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.