Lieutenant Governor Lamb to Speak at SCU Commencement

By Tyler Moss

Officials at Southwestern Christian University are excited to announce that Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb will be speaking at SCU’s 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremony.

An Enid native, Lamb has spent many years in public service to his state and nation. In 2010, Oklahoma elected Lamb as Lieutenant Governor. His campaign focused on job growth and economic development, and he was able to quickly begin putting his forward-thinking ideas and agenda into place. Soon thereafter, Lamb was appointed to the Governor’s cabinet as the advocate for Oklahoma’s small business.

Prior to his election, Lt. Governor Lamb served in the Keating Administrator, and worked on the staff of United States Senator Don Nickles. Lamb also served as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Services, where he was elected president of his Secret Service Academy class and graduated with special recognition.

In 2009, after having served for five years in the Oklahoma Senate, Lt. Governor Lamb became the first Republican Majority Floor Leader in state history. He currently serves as Chair-Elect of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA) Executive Committee and Vice Chair of the Aerospace States Association (ASA).

Lamb and his wife Monica have been married 17 years and have two children, Griffin and Lauren.

The Lieutenant Governor won’t be entirely new to the SCU campus, however. As Kevin Richardson, SCU’s Vice President for University Development and Advancement points out, Lamb was able to share his story of faith with a number of SCU students last year.

“We are excited to have Lt. Governor Lamb as our 2013 Commencement Speakers,” Richardson said. “Lt. Governor Lamb was on the SCU campus last year as a Chapel speaker, and I am confident our graduates will find his comments to be both challenging and insightful.”

Commencement weekend will hold many activities for SCU graduates, beginning with a Graduate student luncheon at 11:30 am on Friday, May 3rd. Students seeking further information should contact the Graduate Studies office. Meanwhile, at noon, undergraduate students and adult studies students can attend a luncheon in their honor at the North Hall Conference Center. Following lunch, all graduates are to attend rehearsal in Pickens-Springer Gymnasium at 2 pm.

On Saturday, May 4th, students, faculty and Board of Regents members will need to arrive at the Patrick Center at 9:15 am for line-up. Doors of the Pickens-Springer Gymnasium will open to the public at 9:15 am. The Processional will begin at 9:50 am, with the commencement ceremony beginning at 10 am.