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Randolph College Announces Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling as 2013 Commencement Speaker

Bolling will give the address on May 12 at 10 a.m.

3/11/2013 10:37:31 AM


LYNCHBURG—Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling will give Randolph College’s 2013 Commencement address May 12. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in the Dell.

Bolling was elected to serve as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2005. Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, Bolling served for 10 years in the Senate of Virginia, where he was widely recognized for his work on health care and natural resource issues. Prior to his service in the Senate, Bolling served as chairman of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors.

"I am pleased to have Lieutenant Governor Bolling as the College's 2013 Commencement speaker because, in addition to his successful forays in politics, he has struck me as a person who has had varied experiences in his life and relates to people on a personal level," said John E. Klein, president of Randolph College.

In 2009, Bolling was re-elected to a second four year term as Lieutenant Governor. As Governor McDonnell’s Chief Jobs Creation Officer and the first Lieutenant Governor to serve in the Governor’s Cabinet, Bolling has overseen the state’s economic development efforts and worked to create a pro-business environment in Virginia.

Lieutenant Governor Bolling has been married to his wife, Jean Ann, for 34 years. The couple lives in Mechanicsville and has two sons, Matt and Kevin. Professionally, Bolling is employed as a vice president with Riggs, Counselman, Michaels and Downes, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance agencies.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations


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