Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker to Keynote Hampton Commencement
Hampton University today announced Newark, N.J. Mayor Corey Booker as the keynote speaker for the school’s 2012 commencement exercises. The ceremony will be held on May 13, 2012.
“Hampton is honored to welcome Mayor Booker as the 2012 Commencement speaker. As a young, dynamic leader in this country, he will inspire our graduates to make a difference in this world through leadership, service, and civic responsibility,” said HU President Dr. William R. Harvey.
Booker took the oath of office as Mayor of New Jersey’s largest city on July 1, 2006 following a sweeping electoral victory and was re-elected to a second term on May 11, 2010. Elected with a clear mandate for change, Booker has begun work on realizing a bold vision for the city. Newark’s mission is to set a national standard for urban transformation by marshalling its resources to achieve security, economic abundance and an environment that is nurturing and empowering for individuals and families.