New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during his 100th Town Hall Meeting at St. Mary's Parish Center on January 16, 2013 in Manahawkin, New Jersey. Credit: Getty Images Credit: Getty Images


Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address at Rowan University's graduation ceremony in May.


Christie will deliver his address to the undergraduate class of 2014 at the university's Glassboro campus on May 16, according to a news release.



Christie, state Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Donald Norcross will receive honorary degrees.


In a statement, Rowan officials acknowledged that all three men were instrumental in the founding of theCooper Medical School of Rowan University, and securing more than $100 million in funding for new construction.

According to, a handful of Rowan students protested the governor's appearance at a Mount Laurel town hall meeting in early March. Six people, and at least four students, were led of a YMCA for protesting the governor's use of Hurricane Sandy relief aid and his alleged involvement in the Bridgegate scandal.