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September 29, 2005
DH 05 RH14
Contact: Russ Hudson,
Media Relations Coordinator
(310) 243-2455/2001

MEDIA ADVISORY: Future of Urban, Metropolitan Universities To Be Discussed by
International Group of Educators

WHO: Keynote speakers 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.

The speakers will take questions after their presentations.

There will also be several panels. Key panels are highlighted below. Panelists will also take questions afterward.

WHERE: Torrance Marriott Hotel, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503

WHEN: Oct. 2 through 4

WHAT: 11th Annual International Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU). The conference will bring together hundreds of educators, experts, and authors from across the U.S. and from other countries.

HOW: Present your media organization’s ID/Press Credentials for admission to cover a speaker or a panel.

SUMMARY: CUMU members, speakers, and experts will gather to address universities’ roles in preparing the workforce for the changing workplace and to consider how each university should engage its community to mutually address environmental, economic and social issues.

Charles Reed, Mark Drummond, “CSU and CCC: Partners in Principle, Partners in Fact,” Sunday, Oct. 2, luncheon noon-1:30 p.m., Torrance Marriott

Tony Plana, talk “Theater as Outreach and Retention,” then performance by his East L.A. Classic Theatre, “Much Ado About Nothing,” as adapted by Plana to the California experience, CSUDH University Theatre, Sunday, Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m.

Roy Romer, “Urban Schools and Urban Universities – The Recruitment and Retention Continuum,” Monday, Oct. 3, luncheon 12:30-2 p.m., Torrance Marriott

John Eger, “Smart Communities, Universities, and Globalizations: Educating the Workforce for Tomorrow’s Economy,” Monday, Oct. 3, dinner 7-9 p.m., Torrance Marriott Hotel

Jack Kyser, “Implications of Pacific Rim Development for Urban and Metropolitan Universities,” Tuesday, Oct. 4, breakfast 8-9 a.m., Torrance Marriott

Featured panel: “Elected Officials View the Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in Preparing the Workforce for Tomorrow’s Economy,” Sunday, Oct. 2, 1:45-3:45 p.m., first floor, Salon E, Torrance Marriott

Panel:Community College and University Collaboration for Facilitating Student Success,” Monday, Oct. 3, 10:45 a.m.-12:14 p.m., Redondo Room, Torrance Marriott

Panel: “Developing the Communiversity,” Tuesday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., South Bay Room, Torrance Marriott

For complete details, go to: http://www.csudh.edu/CUMU/

For more information, contact Loretta Adikhai at (310) 901-1235 (logistics);Gary Levine at (310) 243-1055 (speakers and panels); or Russell Hudson, Media Relations and Public Affairs Coordinator, at (310) 243-2455.



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