Belmont University has submitted an application to the Commission on Presidential Debates to hold one of the 2012 Presidential Debates.
Belmont, which hosted the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate, is among 12 universities nationwide, and the only one in Tennessee, competing to host a debate. Two Kentucky schools — Centre College in Danville and Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond — are also in the running.
“2008 brought Belmont University and the Nashville community together in a powerful way around one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history,” said Belmont President Bob Fisher. “I am confident that the capability, dedication and spirit of the Belmont community and our Middle Tennessee partners will enable us to achieve an even better event in 2012 if selected.”