Pence set to address graduates at Hillsdale College

May 12, 2018 GMT

Hillsdale — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled deliver the commencement address at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillsdale College.

The visit to the small liberal arts college in south Michigan will be the second for the former Republican governor of Indiana, who spoke at Hillsdale while still a congressman in 2010. It will be Pence’s fourth visit to Michigan as vice president.

During the vice president’s last visit to Michigan in March, he touted the recent tax overhaul and raised money for more than 20 GOP U.S. House candidates, including U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester.

A little more than 350 students will graduate from Hillsdale College, a conservative Christian school of about 1,400 students that is known for its refusal to take any federal aid.

The college is often ranked among the country’s most conservative. Last year, President Donald Trump reportedly considered Hillsdale President Larry Arnn for education secretary before selecting Betsy DeVos, the Grand Rapids area school choice advocate and philanthropist.

Tickets for admission are reserved only for graduates and their families, as well as employees and friends of the college.

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