California State University and Vietnamese American Leaders to Strengthen Partnerships, Discuss Actions for Workforce Preparation
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(September 30, 2005) -- In an effort to strengthen partnerships to better meet the community’s needs, California State University leaders and Assemblyman Van Tran will co-host a Town Hall meeting with Vietnamese community leaders, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Garden Grove Community Center.
“The California State University is the country’s largest
and most diverse four-year university system, with minority enrollment
at more than 53 percent,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “It
makes sense to meet and strengthen partnerships with leaders of the Vietnamese
community that will lead to greater success for California.”
“Accessibility is an important issue in immigrant communities and
I hope we can help the California State University system continue to
improve,” said Assemblyman Van Tran. “A college education
is key to opening the doors of opportunity and California has long been
committed to making that key available to all of our children.”
KSCI reporter and anchor, Tracy Bui, will moderate a panel composed of the following community leaders:
On display at the event will be historical photographs, as well as paintings by those who were political prisoners in “re-education camps” in Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. The pieces are from a spring exhibit at Cal State Fullerton’s Pollak Library that commemorated the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and honored the Vietnamese American community.
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees, about 82,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu.
Last Updated: September 30, 2005