SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is giving the commencement address at Livingstone College in Saturday as he ends the week when he was nominated as for transportation secretary.
The Salisbury Post reported that Foxx will speak at 10 a.m. Saturday. President Obama nominated Foxx to succeed Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. said he asked Foxx to be the commencement speaker because Foxx is an excellent role model.
Foxx was raised by his mother and his grandparents. He earned a law degree from New York University's School of Law as a Root-Tilden Scholar, the university's prestigious public service scholarship.
He also earned a bachelor's degree in history from Davidson College and is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar. He's been Charlotte's mayor since 2009.