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GSOE Dean to Speak about Educational Partnerships

New UCR Dean to Speak about Educational Partnerships

Dean Steven Bossert from the Graduate School of Education will speak in Temecula on the benefits of UCR/local schools partnerships.

(February 7, 2005)

Dean Steven Bossert

Dean Steven Bossert

Steven Bossert, UC Riverside’s new dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSOE), will speak about his vision of improving the quality of K-12 education in the region by building stronger partnerships between GSOE and local schools, during a meeting of UCR’s Gift Planning Advisory Board in Temecula.

“Collaborative partnerships play an important role in addressing the educational needs of the community,” said Bossert, a noted scholar who became dean of GSOE in July 2004. “By working together we can strengthen the educational experience for both the university and local schools.”

Bossert will deliver his talk titled “UCR’s Role in Helping to Meet the Educational Needs of our Community” from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 at the Temecula campus of University Extension, 27919 Jefferson St. Ste. 104. The free event includes lunch and is open to the public.

GSOE already has many such partnerships, including the newly funded Copernicus Project, which will identify prospective science teachers early, educate them in science and teaching strategies, and mentor them through their early years of teaching. A complete list of GSOE partnerships and research projects is available at

The Graduate School of Education offers distinguished master’s and doctoral programs in curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, institutional leadership and policy studies, school psychology and special education. Its teacher preparation program, one of the UC system’s largest, is recognized for its quality and innovation. Faculty members are active in various field-based programs, including the California Educational Research Cooperative and the School-University Partnership.

The meeting will also include a discussion of gift and estate-planning case studies lead by Rhonda Maxwell, C.S.P.G. associate vice president of investment at A.G. Edwards and Sons, Incorporated in Temecula. Ralph Bender, financial advisor with Linsco/Private Ledger Corp, chairs the Gift Planning Advisory Board.

To RSVP for the luncheon, contact Yolanda Zubia at (951) 827-5611.

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