UPLAND - Vice President Mike Pence will be the featured commencement speaker at Taylor University on May 18. The university anticipates a larger-than-usual graduating class and expected crowd, therefore tickets will be required for admission to the Kesler Center, which will be distributed to members of Taylor’s Class of 2019 and their families.

Pence made a trip to his home state earlier this month to visit Lamb Farms Inc. in Lebanon to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. 

“Taylor University is pleased and honored to welcome to our campus and its 2019 Commencement exercises, Vice President Mike Pence,” said Taylor’s President, Dr. Paul Lowell Haines, in a news release. “Mr. Pence has been a good friend to the University over many years, and is a Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates. We welcome the Vice President and his wife, Karen Pence, to this 173-year-old premier institution of Christian higher education, and thank them for their love and service for our nation, our state, and our institution.”