Hurt named Dean of Helms School

Liberty University has announced that former U.S Congressman Robert Hurt (Virginia’s 5th District) will take on a new role as dean of the Helms School of Government, and Ron Miller will serve as the online dean.

Hurt served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011–2017. Since stepping down, he has served as the executive director of Liberty’s Center for Law & Government, where he developed numerous programs that have provided students with exceptional opportunities to engage with influential leaders from Washington, D.C., and across the country. These programs have included the production of a series of successful televised statewide political debates.

Hurt, a lawyer and former citizen-legislator from Southside Virginia, brings a wealth of experience, including service in the Virginia Senate, the Virginia House of Delegates, and local government. During his 16 years in public office, Hurt demonstrated his abiding commitment to the Constitution and was always a strong voice for common-sense policy designed to make it easier for small businesses, farmers, and Virginia families to be free and successful.

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