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Barrett Lecture Series presents former ASU President Lattie Coor

October 30, 2009

Former ASU President Lattie Coor will be appearing at the Downtown Phoenix campus as part of Barrett Honors Lecture Series, to drum up support for a new state initiative.

Open to the public, Coor’s presentation “The Arizona We Want”, starts at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Cronkite Theater at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 

Initially implemented in 2004, the Barrett Honor Lecture Series brings a wide variety of intellectually stimulating scholarly work and issues to Barrett students and the ASU community. The series highlights both the faculty at ASU and scholars in all fields from across the nation.

Coor is heading up a new initiative “The Arizona We Want”, to help build a citizen’s agenda that reflects what Arizonans are thinking about and identifies a set of clear, measurable goals that describes what want the state to be and how they intend to get there.

“I welcome the opportunity to present this report as part of the Barrett Honors Lecture Series, and to share with those present the findings of the Gallup Arizona Poll from which the report has derived a citizen’s agenda for Arizona,” Coor said. “I will be asking all in attendance to personally take the poll at, and to learn how their views match up with those found by Gallup.”

The survey, released Oct. 2, 2009 by Gallup Inc., asked 3,600 residents statewide for their perceptions of Arizona’s economy and quality of life. Respondents said the most important issues facing Arizona include the economy, jobs, housing market, transportation, immigration, crime, water, environment, schools, drugs, growth and prejudice.