Chuck Colson to Help CU Celebrate Commencement

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-Charles W. Colson, former aide to Richard Nixon and Prison Fellowship founder, will deliver the commencement address for Cedarville University’s 111th commencement on Saturday, May 5. The ceremony to confer degrees upon 699 students begins at 10 a.m. in the University’s Doden Field House. Cedarville’s class of 2007 is the largest the University has ever had.

Colson served as chief counsel to President Nixon from 1969 to 1973 and was one of the Watergate Seven, jailed for Watergate-related charges. After he placed his faith in Jesus Christ and was released from prison, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministry. Today the organization is the world’s largest prison outreach, serving the spiritual and practical needs of prisoners in 93 countries. Colson’s vision has grown to include ministering to the families of prisoners, to ex-prisoners, to victims of crime, and pushing to reform the criminal justice system.

Colson has authored 23 books, including the international bestseller Born Again. He is a syndicated columnist and has contributed articles to magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.