Delegate Terry Kilgore has been selected as the 2017 Commencement speaker at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Commencement is set for May 6, at 11 a.m., in the David J. Prior Convocation Center on campus.

Delegate Terry G. Kilgore began serving in the Virginia General Assembly in 1994. The Scott County native represents the 1st Legislative District in the House of Delegates.

Kilgore, a 1983 graduate of Clinch Valley College, later named The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, received his juris doctorate from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. He practices law in Gate City.

He has made education, economic development and jobs priorities during his tenure in the nation’s oldest legislative bodies. Kilgore serves on the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and serves as chair of the House Commerce and Labor Committee. He also serves on the House Courts of Justice and Rules committees.

The lawmaker serves on the Appalachian Region Interstate Compact Commission, Coal and Energy Commission Uranium Mining Subcommittee, Coal and Energy, Virginia Commission on Electric Utility Regulation, Commission on Growth and Opportunity Board, Judicial Panel, Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation, Southwest Virginia Health Authority, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Board of Trustees, Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium, Wireless Communications Infrastructure Group, and Joint Subcommittees of House Commerce and Labor, Senate commerce and Labor and Senate General Laws and Technology.

Kilgore and his wife, Debbie, have two children, Kayla and Kyle.