(CNN) – Mitt Romney will deliver the commencement address at the evangelical Christian university led by Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty University said in a Thursday post to their website.
The school, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, will host the likely GOP nominee for their May 12 graduation.
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In the statement, Falwell said he is "delighted" that Romney will attend, and noted that President George H.W. Bush delivered the university's 1990 commencement address. Ten years earlier, the university was visited by then-presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, he said.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona spoke at the university's 2007 commencement.
The university says it has over 12,000 residential students and over 70,000 enrolled in online programs.
Recent high-profile commencement speakers at the university have included movie director Randall Wallace, radio host Glenn Beck, and writer and actor Ben Stein.
- CNN Senior Producer Vaughn Sterling and CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this report