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2012.09.25 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Higher Education, Community Engagement Leader to Visit Campus Oct. 3

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) welcomes internationally renowned speaker, leader and expert, Barbara A. Holland to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for a campus forum to be held in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

Holland is well known in the academic community for her experience and knowledge in higher education, community engagement, service learning and organizational change. She has served as the editor of the Metropolitan Universities journal since 1997 and is co-editor of two refereed journals related to engagement.

Holland has also served as the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Engagement for the University of Western Sydney and served as the senior executive for engagement and implemented the university’s strategic plan for engagement. She also developed a system to monitor and assess engagement’s impacts on faculty, students and communities.

With her extensive experience, Holland provide expertise in higher education best practices for community engagement; campus and community involvement; and service learning as UNO prepares for the construction and opening of it Community Engagement Center (CEC).

UNO is recognized for its outstanding engagement with the urban, regional, national, and global communities. The forum will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the MBSC Dodge Room. Students, Faculty and staff are invited.

Holland’s visit is sponsored by Chancellor John Christensen and Sr. Vice Chancellor B.J. Reed, Academic & Student Affairs.

For questions about the campus forum, contact Robyn Long at rlong@unomaha.edu.


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