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Sen. Mark Warner to deliver commencement address at ODU graduation

Sen. Mark Warner. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Sen. Mark Warner. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Wikipedia)

NORFOLK — On Thursday, April 29, it was announced by Old Dominion University (ODU) that Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) would deliver the commencement address for the school’s May 5, 2021 virtual graduation.

The three-term senator served as the governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006. When he left office in 2006, Virginia was ranked as the best state for business, the best managed state and the best state in which to receive a public education.

Sen. Warner currently serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Rules committees and as the chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence.

Other speakers for the ceremony will include ODU President John R. Broderick, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Austin Agho, Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services Don Stransberry and Board of Visitors Rector Kay A. Kemper.

The virtual ceremony is scheduled to take place following a series of in-person commencement ceremonies which will include the classes of 2020 and 2021.

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