U.S. Senator Richard Burr to Give 2015 Commencement Speech

Richard Burr

LOUISBURG, N.C. - Louisburg College is excited and pleased to announce United States Senator Richard Burr as its 2015 commencement speaker. The ceremony will take place Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. at the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center on campus.

First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, Senator Burr served five terms in the House and is currently serving North Carolina in his second term in the U.S. Senate. He is a vocal advocate for our men and women in the military and their families, and for the growing population of veterans across North Carolina

In the Senate, Richard serves as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he is putting his experience to work, providing rigorous oversight of the intelligence community, and strengthening global partnerships in the fight against terrorism. He also sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Finance Committee.

Senator Burr has served as Commencement Speaker at a number of Colleges including, Chowan University, Elon University, St, Andrews College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and Wake Tech Community College. The son of a minister, Richard and his family moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina when he was a young child. He is on the Board at the Brenner Children's Hospital and is also on the West Point Board of Visitors. Richard and his wife, Brooke, have two sons.