U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton to speak on campus
U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit campus and offer a special address to attendees of the Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress 40th Anniversary Conference on May 26 in Studley Theater.
Her arrival on campus helps to kick off the two-day conference, titled “Change, Challenge, Charter: An Agenda for Our Future,” where participants will look back at regional history, assess current challenges and develop a strategy for preserving and promoting the quality of life in the region.
Pattern for Progress, which held its first meeting on the New Paltz campus 40 years ago, is a leadership organization comprised of many of the region’s top business, educational and civic leaders.
In addition, U.S. Rep. member Maurice D. Hinchey (’68) will be in attendance to introduce the senator, and New Paltz President Steven Poskanzer will offer brief remarks.
Because this is Clinton’s first visit to the campus, she has asked to meet with a small group of the college’s leadership for a 40-minute briefing on the college prior to speaking at the event.
Then on Thursday, Michael Gallis, who is widely considered as the country’s leading expert in metro-region development strategies, will present his lecture, titled “The Hudson Valley in a Global Context.”
As members of the Conference Committee, Deans Kurt Daw (Fine & Performing Arts) and Gerald Benjamin (Liberal Arts & Sciences), helped to develop the two-day agenda that includes an art display in the Dorsky Museum, an exhibit of Hudson Valley historical highlights in the Sojourner Truth Library, a jazz concert directed by New Paltz’s own Mark Dziuba (Jazz Studies) and a slide montage of Hudson Valley photos.
MAY 24, 2004
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