The University will recognize Romney for her social impact on behalf of children and families. SUU President Scott L Wyatt, anticipates Romney’s address will prove compelling to the University’s graduates, better positioned to advance the causes they hold close because of their experiences at SUU.
“Community engagement is a priority on our campus,” explained Wyatt, recalling SUU's mission of empowering students to be “productive citizens” and “socially responsible leaders.”
“We want our students to go out and make an impact, yes, but we want them to do it with passion. Mrs. Romney is an able example of all that can be accomplished when individuals successfully partner personal interest with professional and civic affiliation,” said Wyatt.
Romney was a powerful voice in her husband’s and party’s cause in the 2008 and 2012 bids for the White House.
She is a strong believer that faith-based and community organizations can reach some members of our community better than government can, and she continues to advocate for motherhood, family values and the economy, as well as for research and treatment for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.
Of her upcoming recognition, Romney said, “I'm looking forward to joining the graduating class as they step into the world, guided by the principles of community and social responsibility SUU has instilled in them."
Romney will speak at SUU in Cedar City, Utah on Friday, May 2, at 9 a.m. in the Centrum Arena.