Sep. 13, 2012

Rochester Board of Education President Malik Evans to Open Distinguished Speaker Series



GENESEO, N.Y. - The president of the Rochester Board of Education, Malik Evans, will be the inaugural speaker for SUNY Geneseo's newly established All-College Hour Distinguished Speaker Series, organized by Milne Library and the MacVittie College Union. He will address "Wake Up, Get Up, and Lead." Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom. Evans is the first of four speakers scheduled for the series this semester, whose addresses are all free and open to the public.

Evans has served on the Rochester Board of Education since 2004 and has been president since 2008. He was the youngest person ever elected to the board. Evans also is a vice president of M & T Bank. He is involved in numerous community activities, including the Rochester Area Community Foundation and the Catholic Family Center Board of Directors. He has a degree in political science from the University of Rochester.

Three other speakers are scheduled in the series this semester, all at 2:30 p.m. in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom:

• Oct. 17 -- Jennifer Pozner, founder and executive director of "Women in Media & News," a media analysis, education and advocacy group, will address "Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (...and Men, People of Color, The Economy, Love, Sex and Sheer Common Sense!)."
• Nov. 7 -- World-recognized speaker on global business and policy John Manzella will address "Global Economic Myths and Realities and Their Impact on Policy and Business."
• Dec. 5 -- Geneseo alumnus Larry Rothchild, a non-profit business development manager in New York City, will join his partner, James Patrick, an acupuncturist and massage therapist, for "What's the Rush? A Frank Discussion of the Reality of Gay Relationships AFTER the Legalizing of Same-Sex Marriage."

The All-College Hour Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by the college's Divisions of Student and Campus Life and Academic Affairs.

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