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UCR CHANCELLOR'S ASSOCIATES DRAWS LEADERS UCR Chancellor's Associates Draws Leaders to Rancho Mirage for Forum on K-12 Education


UCR CHANCELLOR'S ASSOCIATES DRAWS LEADERS UCR Chancellor's Associates Draws Leaders to Rancho Mirage for Forum on K-12 Education

(March 21, 2000)

**MEDIA ALERT** MEDIA ALERT **MEDIA ALERT**

RANCHO MIRAGE -- UC Riverside Chancellor Raymond L. Orbach will host a forum to explore issues of K-12 education in the Coachella Valley. Business people, educators, journalists and others will bring their own perspectives to the challenges of providing a ccess to an excellent education for the residents of the Inland desert communities. The panel will be moderated by Donald Dye, Dean, A.Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCR. The purpose of the panel to is to begin a community dialogue to suppor t partnership among institutions of learning.

  • WHO: Panelists are John Husing, Economist, Economics and Politics, Inc.; Vikki Porter, Executive Editor, Desert Sun; William Powers, President, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership and President, First Community Bank; Peggy Tasaka, Teacher, Cahuilla D esert Academy; Doris Wilson, Superintendent, Desert Sands Unified School District; Roy Wilson, Supervisor, Riverside County Board of Supervisors.
  • WHAT: "Schools for a New Century: Snapshots from the Coachella Valley"
  • WHEN: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2000
  • WHERE: Ritz Carlton Ballroom, 68-900 Frank Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage


The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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