State forum on higher education will include Saint Martin's President
Douglas Astolfi, Ph.D.
Jan. 13, 2006
Lacey – With the 2006 Washington Legislative Session
underway, a public forum – “Challenges to Higher Education” – will take
place to bring to the fore budgets, federal cutbacks and other issues
affecting higher education in the state of Washington and nationwide.
The forum will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the State Capitol
Building’s Columbia Room. It will be aired live on TV-Washington, the
statewide public affairs channel, and the public is invited take part in
Saint Martin’s University President Douglas M.
Astolfi, Ph.D., will be one of five college and university presidents
taking part in the event. As president of Saint Martin’s, a Catholic,
Benedictine university, Astolfi will speak from the perspective of
independent colleges and universities statewide.
Other presidents taking part in the forum are Mark
Emmert, University of Washington and Lane Rawlins, Washington State
University, both of whom will speak from the viewpoint of the state’s
two major research institutions; Les Purce, The Evergreen State College,
who will represent the state-funded regional institutions; and Ken
Minnaert, South Puget Sound Community College, who will represent
John Winn Miller, publisher of The Olympian, will
serve as moderator. The forum will begin by a short statement from each
president, then will be opened to audience questions and comments.
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