From the 2018 American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Annual Meeting “Public Institutions/Public Engagement” explores the meaning of public engagement for today’s public universities. Three presidents, Leroy Morishita, Cynthia Teniente-Matson, and Marion Terenzio, discuss how their institutions are engaging with their local communities.
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Leroy M. Morishita has been president of California State University, East Bay since 2011. Cal State East Bay is one of the most diverse comprehensive master’s degree granting public universities in the United States.
Cynthia Teniente-Matson was appointed president in 2015 to lead the transformation of Texas A&M University-San Antonio into a comprehensive four-year institution. She has implemented an ambitious plan to create a national model for student success, emphasizing diversity, inclusion and equity.
Marion Terenzio, president of State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, is recognized for her work as a shared governance leader in creating a thriving campus and for revitalizing higher education’s role as a partner in sustaining engaged and healthy surrounding communities.
Casey Green, the moderator and co-producer of To A Degree, is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of eLearning and information technology in American higher education. Check out his blog, Digital Tweed, and follow him on Twitter at @DigitalTweed.