Romney to speak on the Hilltop Monday

March 18, 2012

March 19, 2012
5:00 p.m.: Program Begins 

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will speak on the Bradley University campus on Monday.

Romney’s appearance will be hosted by Bradley University College Republicans, a student group that does not endorse a primary candidate.

President of the Bradley University College Republicans Katie Childs, a senior and native Peorian, said that she is thrilled that the Republican frontrunner will be speaking at Bradley. “Last week I spoke with NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea and this week we host Mitt Romney, Childs said. “This spring break has been very exciting and anything but boring.”

Childs who has also completed a variety of internships while at Bradley is an excellent example of how experiential learning flourishes at Bradley.

“Academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development are key components of a Bradley education and our students are seeing firsthand the political landscape on a national level right here on campus,” said President Joanne K. Glasser.

Glasser added that this event on campus is not an endorsement of any individual or party and indeed the University would try to accommodate any serious presidential candidate.

Romney will make public remarks from the front of Bradley Hall, the oldest and most iconic building on campus. Faculty, student, staff and community members are welcome to gather at Founder’s Circle.

U.S. Republican Congressman Aaron Schock ’02 will introduce Romney.


Parking at Founder’s Circle will be restricted throughout the day. Faculty and staff parking will remain open on both sides of St. James with a temporary turn-around on the east side of the circle. Visitors to campus are encouraged to use the Main Street and Duryea Street parking decks.

Live Video Stream

Visit the Bradley homepage on Monday at 4:45 p.m. CDT for a link to a live video stream of the event.