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Campus Spotlight: University of Central Oklahoma

American Democracy Project founder George Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is visiting the University of Central Oklahoma this week. Mehaffy will be participating in UCO’s ADP Civic Engagement Conference, part of a week of activities celebrating the inauguration of UCO’s 20th President, Don Betz.

Mehaffy will give a keynote address, “The Citizenship Imperative of the 21st Century” on Wednesday. Since 2003, ADP has nurtured a variety of national and local civic engagement projects and initiatives across the United States. President Betz was one of the founding members of the Steering Committee that guided the development of ADP, and the University of Central Oklahoma played a key role as a charter member of ADP and host to the first regional conference in 2004. Now as we near the 10th anniversary of ADP, George Mehaffy will look back at the most prominent accomplishments of the project and the lessons learned, as well as the challenging road that lies ahead.

The ADP’s first regional conference took place at UCO in 2004, with then-Provost Betz representing Central among more than 100 chief academic officers in attendance.

For more information, go here.

For a schedule of events, go here.


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