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Obama to Deliver Commencement Address at Hampton

Courtesy of Hampton University | 5/7/2010, 12:06 p.m.

Hampton University is pleased to announce that President Barack Obama will serve as the University's 140th commencement speaker on May 9, 2010.

"We are honored that President Obama has accepted Hampton 's invitation to speak to our 2010 graduates during our commencement exercises," said HU President William R. Harvey.

"His commitment to leadership, education and service is parallel to Hampton 's mission from our beginning in 1868. He is an inspiration for our students to make the world a better place by becoming the very best leaders, educators, doctors, lawyers, financial analysts and scientists that they can be."

More details will be announced at a later date.