Sen. Nevers to speak at SLU graduation ceremonies _lowres

Photo provided by Tonya Lowentritt -- State Sen. Ben Nevers will be the keynote speaker at Southeastern Louisiana University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday.

State Sen. Ben Nevers, of District 12, will be the keynote speaker at Southeastern Louisiana University’s graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday at the University Center.

Approximately 1,150 degrees will be given to students who are graduating with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Nevers was first elected to the Senate in 2003, after serving in the House of Representatives for five years, a news release said. His district covers areas in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes, including SLU.

Nevers has been asked by Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards to oversee his administration’s transition and to serve as chief of staff for the Office of the Governor, the release said.