ORU Announces Senator James Lankford as Commencement Speaker

Monday, April 22, 2019
Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
Office: 918.495.7337, Mobile: 918.720.5548

Senator James LankfordTulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University today announced Oklahoma Senator James Lankford as its 2019 Commencement speaker at the ORU Mabee Center on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:00pm.

“Senator Lankford has a reputation as a voice of morality and truth, a leader who is passionate about the sanctity of life, and one who works toward increased religious liberty, economic growth, and fiscal responsibility,” said ORU President Dr. William M. Wilson. “We are honored to have the Senator join us as we send another class of world-changers ‘to the uttermost bounds of the earth.’”

Senator Lankford served four years in the U.S. House of Representatives for central Oklahoma until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2014. Before serving in Congress, Senator Lankford served in ministry for more than 20 years including as Director of Student Ministry for the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma and Director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp, the largest youth camp in the United States.

In the Senate, he serves on several committees including Finance, Appropriations, Indian Affairs, and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs where he is also the Chairman of the Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee.

The commencement celebration for ORU’s 52nd graduating class will be broadcast live on ORU’s National Television Network GEB on DirecTV 363 or in Tulsa on KGEB-TV-53/Cox HD. Family and friends can also view it via GEB’s channels on the Amazon Fire, ROKU, and Apple TV platforms, streamed at GEB.TV, or by downloading the GEB app. The ceremony will also stream live at oru.edu.