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September 23, 2005
DH 05 RH13
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CSUDH Hosts International Conference of
Urban Universities

Hundreds to address universities’ roles in preparing workforce for changing workplace on Oct. 1-4 at CSUDH-sponsored conference to be held at the Torrance Marriott

What role will metropolitan and urban universities, like California State University, Dominguez Hills, play in preparing the workforce in the future? What role will those kinds of universities—institutions that largely serve adult-age working students and re-entry students—play in providing upgraded skills, new skills, and preparation for new careers? Also, how do universities engage their communities to address mutual problems?

Addressing those questions will be among the main thrusts of the Dominguez Hills-hosted International Conference of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), which is drawing hundreds of university chancellors, presidents, superintendents, administrators and faculty. The conference begins Saturday, Oct. 1, and runs through Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Torrance Marriott Hotel.

A highlight of the conference will be an address by the coalition president on how each urban and metropolitan university might customize its approach in its own community to address economic, social, and environmental needs. The title of that presentation is “Advancing the American Promise: Stewardship of Place,” and will be given by CUMU President James C. Votruba, who is the president of Northern Kentucky University.

Among others who will also make presentations and/or participate on panels are California State University Chancellor Charles Reed, California Community Colleges Chancellor Marshall Drummond, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer, Dominguez Hills President James E. Lyons, Sr., internationally known author and former presidential advisor John Eger, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Jack Kyser, award-winning actor and educator Tony Plana, Special Assistant to the UC Riverside Chancellor for Excellence and Diversity Yolanda Moses, and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities President and Chief Executive Officer Antonio Flores.

For details on the conference schedule and the other speakers, presenters and panelists from across the U.S., go to http://www.csudh.edu/CUMU/

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