Washington (CNN) – U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman will travel to New Hampshire in May, further evidence the former Republican Utah governor is considering a run for the White House in 2012.
Huntsman will be the commencement speaker at Southern New Hampshire University May 21st, a University spokesman confirmed to CNN.
"Finishing up the most important ambassadorship for the U.S. State Department, Jon was incredibly successful as governor of Utah and has been an outstanding businessman. In short, he is truly deserving of this honor," SNHU President Paul LeBlanc said in a statement. "At a time of dysfunctional state government and uncivil discourse, Jon's track record as governor stands as a model of putting the welfare of citizens first."
The speech will be Huntsman's first in the Granite State after he steps down as ambassador at the end of April.