ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the spring commencement address for the University of Michigan.
The Ann Arbor News reports that Whitmer, a Democrat who is a graduate of rival Michigan State University, plans to give the May 4 address at Michigan Stadium.
It's common for Michigan governors to speak at the University of Michigan's commencement. The newspaper reports she's the sixth sitting governor to deliver a commencement address for the school in the past 40 years.
Lifelong Michigander and the 49th Governor of the State of Michigan, @GovWhitmer, will become the sixth sitting governor in the past 40 years to deliver the spring commencement address on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Michigan Stadium. https://t.co/FTCA49wXbW #URecord pic.twitter.com/dMufibphTv— University of Michigan (@UMich) March 11, 2019