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WRVO to Host a Community Forum in Syracuse

"The Role of Higher Education in the New Economy."

WRVO will host another in a series of community forums on Monday, Sept. 14, in Syracuse. This program, which will be recorded and rebroadcast on WRVO, will allow audience members to participate in the discussion and ask any questions they may have about how higher education will be important in the new economy.

The panel will include SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (MDA) Robert M. Simpson, and Peggy Dudarchik, Senior Vice President of the Sensis Corporation. WRVO Morning Edition Host Jason Smith will moderate the discussion.

Biographical information about the panelists is included with this release (See below.)

This event is free and open to the public! Members of the media are welcome. Please let us know if you plan to attend.

WHAT: WRVO Community Forum

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.

TOPIC: What is the role of higher education in the new economy?

WHERE: SUNY Oswego Metro Center

The Atrium Building

2 Clinton Square

Syracuse, NY 13202

Panel bios:

Deborah F. Stanley is the 10th President of SUNY Oswego.

Under Stanley's leadership the School of Education achieved NCATE accreditation and the School of Business earned AACSB international accreditation. Other accreditations earned by the college include the American Chemical Society, National Association of Schools of Theatre, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Music, and the Council on Technology Teacher Education.

President Stanley has served on the NCAA Division III Presidents Council and as a Commissioner for the American Council on Education. She is a member of American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Women Presidents group, a founding member of the New York State Campus Compact, and a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. She is on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York and vice president of the Metropolitan Development Association Foundation. President Stanley is a Director for Alliance Bank. Syracuse University has presented her with its Distinguished Alumni Award, and in 2006 the New York State Senate named her a New York State Woman of Distinction.

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