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Jindal to give keynote address at Liberty University commencement

By David Yates | Apr 22, 2014

LYNCHBURG, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Liberty University recently announced that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be the keynote speaker for its 41st commencement ceremony in a few weeks.

The event is slated for May 10, according to a Thursday Liberty University press release.

Jindal is now in his second term as governor.

"Gov. Bobby Jindal has lived the American dream, rising from humble beginnings to become one of the rising stars on the national political scene - and his rise has not yet waned," Liberty University President Jerry Falwell said.

"Many believe he could hold the highest office in the land someday. I believe he will be an inspiration to our graduates, not only because of his life's story, but because he shares many of the conservative and Christian values that Liberty University graduates hold dear."

The press release states that as a result of Jindal's reforms, Louisiana now ranks higher in every national business-climate ranking than it ever did prior to 2008.

He has also been recognized for leading the largest evacuation of citizens in U.S. history in the Hurricane Gustav response, for instituting the statewide school choice scholarship program, and for making strides in transforming Louisiana's health care system. Jindal's brand of conservatism has made waves across the country.

Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world.

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