Bob Jones University to host former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

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GREENVILLE — Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak Feb. 3 at Bob Jones University, his alma mater.

Hutchinson will deliver the keynote address at the school’s Presidential Leadership Series, the evangelical university announced Jan. 31.

“We look forward to having Gov. Hutchinson back on campus,” BJU President Steve Pettit said in a statement. “I know our students will benefit from hearing from an alumnus who has served in a variety of roles in state and federal government. The governor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of leading at the highest levels.”

Hutchinson, a Republican, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from BJU in 1972 and earned a law degree in Arkansas in 1975, according to the university’s announcement.

He worked in various local and federal positions, including as a U.S. representative in Congress and as administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Hutchinson was governor of Arkansas from 2015 to 2022.

He is among those mulling potential bids for president in 2024.

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