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Educational partnership office hosts receptions


January 23, 2007

ASU is moving to develop strategic partnerships with public and private pre K-12 schools, corporations and agencies, to enhance the academic performance of Arizona’s students. The pace of this effort is quickening, seen by many as critical to Arizona’s future.

In order to introduce these efforts, which are being implemented by the office of Eugene Garcia, vice president for educational partnerships, ASU faculty and staff and other interested persons are invited to a series of receptions held on the four campuses. Garcia and his staff will explain their mission, and discuss how their efforts might complement existing campus programs.

Goals of the office are to improve high school completion rates, college admission, enrollment and completion; to create a new and enhanced role for ASU in the pre K-12 community; to develop new partnerships and strengthen existing ones; and to enhance opportunities for educational innovation coupled with research.

“We are excited about the charge given to our office by President Crow to meet the needs of our community, and are eager to support the mission of ASU as the New American University,” says Garcia. “We recognize the need for accessible, alternative academic programs for traditionally underrepresented students at every stage of the educational journey.”

Informal hors d’oeuvres receptions that include a 15-minute program on the office’s initiatives will be held at the following times and locations:

Jan. 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m, Cooley Ballroom C, Polytechnic campus

Jan. 24, 4 – 5:30 p.m., University Club, Tempe campus

Jan. 29, 4 – 5:30 p.m., La Sala Ballroom, West campus

Jan. 30, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Mercado, Room 131, Downtown campus