Secretary of Education deliver Spring 2014 commencement address at RU

RU spring commencement speaker 04-16-2014By CALVIN PYNN


Anne Holton, secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker at Radford University’s 2014 Spring Commencement.

According to a release from Sherry Wallace, senior manager for media services at Radford University, the commencement ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 on the university’s Moffett Lawn.

Holton has served as Virginia’s Secretary of Education in the Cabinet of Governor Terry McAuliffe since January 2014. She is a former First Lady of Virginia and a lifelong advocate for children and families.

She is the wife of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and daughter of former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton. After graduating with a B.A. from Princeton University and receiving a law degree from Harvard University, she worked as a legal aid lawyer serving low-income families.

Holton also served as a juvenile and domestic relations district court judge from 1998 until 2005, when Kaine was elected Governor of Virginia and she became First Lady.

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