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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN CHANCELLOR TO OPEN PITT'S FOUNDERS DAY SYMPOSIA SERIES

 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN CHANCELLOR TO OPEN
 PITT'S FOUNDERS DAY SYMPOSIA SERIES
 PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Donna E. Shalala, University of Wisconsin chancellor and a recognized authority on higher education, will speak at the University of Pittsburgh on Friday, Feb. 21, from 2-4 p.m. in room 144, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland, it was announced today.
 Shalala will be the first of several nationally prominent educators participating in a series of symposia at Pitt exploring the future of higher education and commemorating Founders Day. The weeklong symposia and other events will culminate on Feb. 28 with the installation of Pitt Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor.
 According to Pitt Provost Donald Henderson, the symposia and installation reaffirm the purpose of higher education and Pitt's enduring presence as a major center of teaching, research and public service. The university will continue to mark Founders Day annually with seminars and symposia.
 Shalala's address, titled, "The Administration of Higher Education in the Next Decade," will examine how universities should manage in a new era of tighter budgets, limited resources and increasingly more diverse student populations.
 Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion led by program moderator, Donald Mattison, dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. The panelists include John Mack Kingsmore, president of the Community College of Allegheny County; John Marous, chairman of Pitt's Board of Trustees; James Mauch, Pitt professor of education; Daniel Sullivan, president of Allegheny College; and John Watkins, president of California State University of Pennsylvania.
 Shalala became Wisconsin's chancellor in 1988. She was named one of the top five managers in higher education by Business Week and has been called one of the 50 most powerful women in the United States by Ladies Home Journal.
 Since becoming chancellor, Shalala has launched efforts to make the university more competitive in recruiting and retaining top faculty, staff and students; upgrading research facilities; promoting diversity and increasing opportunities for women and minorities on campus; increasing private support for the institution; establishing more competitive compensation packages for faculty and staff; and strengthening the university's research programs.
 Her role in a bold restructuring of the university's athletic department and football program coincided with an invitation to join the Knight Commission, a national panel charged with charting reform in intercollegiate athletics.
 Before coming to Wisconsin, Shalala was the president of Hunter College for seven years. She has also had experience as a faculty member at Columbia University and as assistant secretary for policy development and research in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Carter administration.
 Following college, Shalala spent two years in the Peace Corps in Iran, teaching English and working in community development.
 Shalala's lecture is open and free to the public.
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 /EDITORS: The media are invited to attend./
 /CONTACT: Patricia Lomando White of University of Pittsburgh, 412-624-4357, or at home, 412-561-9237/ CO: University of Pittsburgh; University of Wisconsin ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU: PER


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