When Lee Scott established the speaker series that bears his name, he said he wanted to deepen the level of discourse and enrich the university experience by examining American life from the perspective of nationally prominent leaders and innovators.

The series appears to be doing just that.

Bill Clinton opened the series in 2015 with a focus on diversity and inclusiveness. On Feb. 28, Mitt Romney, the second speaker in the series, talked about American greatness and the need to return to a more civil national discourse.

“One thing that is essential to the greatness of the nation, and that is, in my view, an essential part of America,” Romney said, “is that we are great because we are good.”

Romney, a Republican, talked about his work organizing the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and also his service as the governor of Massachusetts, which had an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature.

Romney’s visit also included a round-table discussion with student leaders. Topics discussed included administration  policies and the need for compromise between the political parties.

Romney’s visit also included a round-table discussion with student leaders. Topics discussed included administration
policies and the need for compromise between the political parties.