Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Paul Quinn College on May 4.
O’Rourke, a former congressman from El Paso posted a video announcing the upcoming engagement at the historically Black college based in Dallas.
“It’s an all-time honor to return to Paul Quinn College to join the inspiring graduating class who continues to be our example of the leadership, power and joy we see in young people across America who are already guiding us on every important issue of the day,” said O’Rourke. “We are smarter, stronger and better able to meet the challenges ahead of us because of the bold, innovative, transformational work occurring at Paul Quinn College and HBCUs across the country.”
Dr. Michael J. Sorrell said that he was thrilled to welcome O’Rourke back to campus. Over the last two years, O’Rourke has visited the campus twice.
“Beto has been a long-time friend to the Quinnite Nation and to HBCUs across the country, and we look forward to having him share this moment with our students and their families.”