FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 3, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
Simulcast First-Ever State of the Public Universities Address, Nov. 12
YPSILANTI The impact of the economy on public universities and
the universities impact on the state will be the focus of the first-ever
State of the Public Universities Address to be simulcast Wednesday, Nov. 12,
5 p.m. at Eastern Michigan Universitys Halle Library Auditorium. The event
is open to the public.
Sponsored by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan, the event
will focus on $200-$300 million in cuts expected for higher education as the
result of the State of Michigans recently announced $900 million revenue
Wayne State University President and Chair of the Presidents Council Irvin
D. Reid will deliver the address from the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing.
The Presidents Councils message will emphasize the importance of Michigans
public universities relative to the states future, including retaining
more college graduates with four-year degrees; playing a key role in the next
Energy and Life Sciences Corridor Initiatives; and the universities' role in
driving improvements in early childhood programs, K-12 education, healthcare
reform, homeland security and environmental programs.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan university
that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students
with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers
and lives, and to be better citizens.