Senator Saunders to Deliver Hodges University Commencement Address

State Senator Burt L. Saunders (R-District 37) will deliver the keynote speech at Hodges University’s 18th Annual Commencement Ceremony, June 8th, at Germain Arena in Estero.

For more than 25 years, Burt Saunders has dedicated his life to the pursuit of public service and the practice of law. His experience is varied, serving as an assistant county attorney in Miami-Dade County, then as the county attorney for Collier County.  Saunders later was elected to the Collier County Commission where he served for eight years. Following his service at the local level, Saunders was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1994. Four years later, he was elected to the Florida Senate, where he continues to serve.

Senator Saunders is an attorney of Counsel with Gray Robinson. A native of Newport News, VA, Saunders moved to Florida in 1978. He attended the University of South Florida as an undergraduate and received his law degree from William and Mary Law School. Senator Saunders earned a Master of Laws Degree in Ocean and Coastal Law from the University of Miami.

Senator Saunders has been a strong supporter of law enforcement for many years dating back to his days as a Collier County Commissioner, and has worked with the Collier County Sheriff’s Department directly on many projects for the Department. 

Hodges will confer degrees to 576 graduates, the largest graduating class since the founding of the school in 1990. Additional information can be obtained by calling (239) 513-1122.


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