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WINTER-SPRING 2014

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W I N T E R / S P R I N G U O F L M A G A Z I N E | 11 H A P P E N I N G H E R E Presidential Outreach Tour overwhelming success The 2013 Presidential Outreach Tour logged more than 2,000 miles across the commonwealth last fall, giving school offi cials an opportunity to meet the best and brightest high school students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana, as well as school administrators, alumni and local offi cials. During the three month tour, President Ramsey explained the economic benefi ts of earning a college degree and told thousands of students that UofL is committed to recruiting high-quality, not high-quantity, students in an effort to be the best. Community engagement conference addresses issues, partnerships among universities and their communities Universities can have a signif cant impact on their communities by partnering with business, govern- ment and other agencies and organizations. Emblematic of its commitment to community engagement, UofL hosted more than 300 university off cials to discuss partnerships at the 19th annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference Oct. 27–29 at the Galt House Hotel. President James Ramsey told attendees about UofL's successful growth from a small, municipal uni- versity to a full-blown metropolitan research institution. Other speakers included Mitch Nichols, president of UPS Airlines, and nationally renowned community engagement expert Barbara Holland. Provost Shirley Willihnganz led a panel including Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Simmons College President Rev. Kevin Cosby, and Jefferson County Public Schools Superinten- dent Donna Hargens in a discus- sion on Louisville's 55,000-Degree Initiative. In addition to roundtable discus- sions and poster sessions, attendees toured UPS Worldport, Family Scholar House and Hotel Louisville, all examples of UofL/community partnerships that have benef ted Louisville and Kentucky. 2013 PRESIDENTIAL OUTREACH BY THE NUMBERS 11 High schools/technical colleges visited More than 2,200 Students met 6 Outreach receptions/luncheons with alumni, high-achieving students and school administrators 110 Students attending National Merit/Governor's Scholars luncheon with President Ramsey Provost Shirley Willihnganz greets UPS Airlines President Mitch Nichols U L _ 1 1 1 1 UL_11 11 1 / 2 4 / 1 4 9 : 5 2 A M 1/24/14 9:52 AM

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