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Alexander to Offer Glimpse of ‘New World of Higher Education’ at CBA Notable Speakers Series

Published: February 15, 2010

Offering a glimpse into “The New World of Higher Education,” CSULB President F. King Alexander will be the inaugural speaker at the College of Business Administration’s (CBA) Notable Speakers Series on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 7-9 p.m.

The CBA’s Notable Speaker Series was established to add relevance to current students’ learning experiences and to offer opportunities for professional development and intellectual engagement to alumni, staff, faculty and the community.

“A university’s stock in trade is developing ideas and knowledge, so providing a platform for the exchange of thoughts and information is a natural extension of what we offer in the classroom and is a great way to give back to the community,” said CBA Dean Michael Solt.

Alexander is a well-respected national expert in domestic and international higher education finance and public policy. He is known as a tireless advocate of public education and has played a national role in the development of federal legislation that expands access to college classrooms through the promotion of enhanced affordability and accountability.

Throughout the last decade, Alexander has been asked to address national legislative bodies on matters of public education policy on behalf of all public colleges and universities across the nation. This includes addressing the U.S. Congress’ and House of Representatives’ subcommittee on education and the workforce regarding student tuition and college affordability during a series of national hearings regarding the Reauthorization of the High Education Act.

The Notable Speakers Series will take place on select Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. in the CBA building Room 140 during the 2010 spring semester and feature renowned professionals from a variety of fields who will share their expertise on leading edge business issues.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Visitors to the campus must purchase a $4 parking permit at one of the yellow kiosks in Lot 15.

To register or learn more about the Notable Speaker Series visit www.csulb.edu/colleges/cba/nss.

–Paul Browning