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SPRING 2009

News Magazine | USD school of leadership and education sciences

Six decades of leadership and innovation: SOLES turns 60 Page 2

Grand opening of the Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL) | 6


Horizons News Magazine | USD school of leadership and education sciences

Paula A. Cordeiro, Ed.D., Dean Steven Gelb, Ph.D., Associate Dean Linda Dews, Assistant Dean Pelema I. Morrice, Director of Outreach and Recruitment Gary A. Neiger, Director of Development and Alumni Relations Paula S. Krist, Ph.D., Director of Assessment Tedi Kostka, Credential Analyst Rondi Stein, M.B.A., Budget and Operations Manager

F e at u r e s t o r y 2 | S  ix decades of leadershsip and innovation: SOLES turns 60

d e pa r t m e n t s 4 | Marks of Distinction: How SOLES measures up today 5 | Leadership Doctoral program celebrates 30 years: interviews 6 | Around Hill Hall CEPAL celebrates grand opening 7 | Faculty News New SOLES faculty and administrative appointments 7 | Alumni News 8 | Upcoming Events 9 | Advisory Board Members

5998 Alcalรก Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492 Phone: (619) 260-4538 soles@sandiego.edu www.sandiego.edu/soles


F ro m t h e D e A N April 2009 Greetings from the University of San Diego, Sixty years ago the first courses in teacher education for students in the College for Women were offered. Today, SOLES is recognized as a leading institution for education, leadership development, and human services. We have forty-two full-time faculty, nearly 900 students, five degree programs, eleven state credential areas and three certificate programs. In addition, we host eleven academic centers and institutes. This issue of Horizons includes a timeline with highlights of our history. Since we are also celebrating our 30 year-old Leadership Doctoral Program, we introduce one alumna, Melinda Blade, and one current student, James Gonzales. How have we changed besides having more faculty, a greater number of students, and a new building? A few examples include: • our students come from around the globe; • digital literacy is a requirement for all graduates; and, • we have internationalized our curriculum and teaching approaches.

Paula A. Cordeiro, Ed. D.

On pages 8 and 9 we describe our upcoming events. If you would like to join us for one of our international seminars, you may do so for credit or not through our global study program. This summer come with us to Spain, Kenya, Lithuania or Costa Rica. Visit our SOLES Global website for details. Happy Spring to all!

Paula A. Cordeiro Dean and Professor

“The Leadership Program at SOLES changed how I lead as well as how I teach leadership. Now I teach in a more thoughtful way that involves dialogue, reading and experiences that we reflect on.”

James Gonzales Doctoral Student, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies Director of Student Activities, Mira Costa College, Oceanside

“The value of the leadership program at SOLES was how broadly it could be applied. It’s helped me to always be aware of the value of being perceived as a leader or mentor.”

Melinda Blade, Ed.D. (1986), Educational Leadership Social Studies Department Chairperson and Director of Athletics Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego

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SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION SCIENCES

Mother Guest and student teachers circa 1952

Six decades of leadership and innovation:

SOLES turns

60

It all began back in 1945 when early plans for Catholic men’s and women’s colleges in San Diego were revived following World War II. That same year The Most Reverend Charles F. Buddy, first bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, and Reverend Mother Rosalie Hill, RSCJ, superior vicar of the Society of the Sacred Heart, selected a site on a mesa overlooking San Diego Harbor. And the rest, as they say, is history. Today the internationally acclaimed University of San Diego is a distinguished center for higher learning, recognized for its singular dedication to excellence, knowledge, compassion and ethics. This year as SOLES, the second oldest academic unit at USD, also turns 60, it seems fitting to reflect on where we have been — and where we are going.

The first four decades Programs. The elementary teaching credential was the only program offered by the Department of Education at USD until the late 1950s, when graduatelevel education courses would be offered. Much later in 1979 the School of Education initiated a doctoral degree program in educational leadership — the first of its kind in the United States. Perspective. Although USD has been open to students of all faiths since its inception, during the 1950s and 1960s credential candidates — as well as the classrooms where they were student teaching — were less diverse than today, and the curriculum lacked a global component.

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Institutes and Centers Manchester Family Child Development Center (1989) Technology. The year 1970 saw the first integration of technology into the education curriculum, with the opening of the new Education Technology Center for training teachers in technology and its uses for classroom instruction.

The 1990s and beyond: SOLES experiences a renaissance Beginning in the 1990s, the School of Education — which became the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) in 2005 — would experience a revitalization that included community outreach and academic research activities centered around eleven academic institutes and centers affiliated with SOLES.

Character Development Center (1995) Community College Leadership Development Initiatives (1999) Educational Leadership Development Academy (2000) Leadership Institute (2000) Global Center (2001) Center for Student Support Systems (2003) The Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Research (2004) Autism Institute (2005) COMPASS Family Center (2006) Center for Education Policy and Law (2007)

Under the leadership of Paula A. Cordeiro, Ed.D., who began her tenure as dean in 1998, these institutes have earned SOLES an international reputation as a place where students, faculty, community leaders and professionals from around the world gather to exchange ideas and important research.

Looking Forward: What lies ahead for SOLES

Community Partnerships. The Educational Leadership Development Academy (ELDA) is a collaboration of the University of San Diego and local school districts, designed to produce and build a pool of highly qualified principals and educational leaders with the skills and competencies needed to achieve ongoing instructional improvements. In July of 2009 ELDA will host its fourth Summer Institute focusing on global education and 21st-century teaching skills.

Global perspective. As part of a five-year strategic plan launched in 2007, the Internationalization/Globalization Initiative at SOLES will seek to develop more culturally sensitive, socially responsible and globally marketable students through: • Expanded opportunities for SOLES faculty to engage in international research, partnerships, and professional development • Internationalization of curricula across all programs Continued on page 4

Interdisciplinary programs. The new Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL) is a joint undertaking of the USD School of Law and SOLES — an interdisciplinary model that is the only one of its kind in the US. Based on the assumption that leaders in education must have an understanding of educational policy and law, the Center will hold seminars and conduct research aimed at bridging the gap between educational leaders and government policymakers. Sarina Molina uses distance learning technology in her teaching methods classes.

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Marks of Distinction:

How SOLES measures up today

Having grown from a small regional school to an outstanding national university in just sixty years, the University of San Diego and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) have distinguished themselves for these and other notable accomplishments: • 2008 U.S. News & World Report ranks SOLES among the top 100 national universities in graduate education programs. • In 2008, SOLES was granted a charter of Phi Delta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. Only about 10 percent of colleges and universities in the nation have Phi Delta Kappa charters. • To address the shortage of qualified candidates for principalships,

SOLES and San Diego City Schools created the innovative Educational Leadership Development Academy (ELDA). Interns take course work at USD and work as full-time “apprentices” to mentor principals. • SOLES is unique in offering a specialization in nonprofit management within the leadership master’s degree, a program that combines state-of-the-art leadership theory and practice with cuttingedge management models. • The Marital and Family Therapy program at SOLES is one of only four degree-granting programs in California accredited by the Commissions on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

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• A requirement that all SOLES students must engage in an international experience prior to program completion. Cutting-edge technology. The new wireless executive training classroom at SOLES with its video conferencing capability and other state-of-theart technologies, is the site of many conferences, academies and sessions at SOLES. It features 60 executive1949

Charters granted for SDCM and SDCW

1951

Construction completed

style office chairs, web access, video conferencing, SMART technology, and an interactive console. What began more than a half century ago as a small department within the college for women with just one full-time and two part-time faculty members has grown to become one of the most highly regarded schools of its kind, with 42 full-time and 100 part-time faculty members. 1952

Mother Margaret Guest appointed SDCW department chair

1960

First Master’s of Education degree from SDCW

As a monument to these past six decades of unparalleled accomplishment, in fall of 2007 the newly completed Mother Rosalie Hill Hall — with its Spanish Renaissance architecture and gardens — would become a permanent home for SOLES, itself marking yet another new beginning or “renaissance” for a school that has come so far.

1963

SDCM adds Single Subject Teaching Credential Program

1972

SDCW and SDCM merge to become SOE; Msgr. William Elliott appointed dean

SDCM: San Diego College for Men SDCW: San Diego College for Women SOE: School of Education

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Mother Guest

Msgr. William Elliott


The Leadership Doctoral Program at SOLES — the oldest of its kind in the United States — turns 30 this year. To show how the program has evolved through the years, we interviewed two SOLES Leadership Studies program participants — one a current doctoral candidate and another who was one of the earliest to graduate from the program. James Gonzales, Doctoral Student, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies Director of Student Activities, Mira Costa College, Oceanside

Melinda Blade, Ed.D. (1986), Educational Leadership Social Studies Department Chairperson and Director of Athletics, Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego

Q: Why did you choose the leadership doctorate at USD?

Q: What made you choose the Leadership Doctoral program

JG: I saw an opportunity to collaborate with the Community

at SOLES?

College Leadership Development Initiatives (CCLDI) at SOLES. I knew they were doing the kind of work that community colleges in California really need as far as developing the next generation of community college leaders.

MB: I saw more of an opportunity in terms of what I wanted to do in secondary education. I would be getting a broader background in leadership and education.

Q: How is that unique?

doctorate. Are you still involved at all with the university?

JG: There are some community college associations but nothing like CCLDI. They focus on research, and also provide a leadership academy summit in the spring, and a library of research specific to community college leadership.

MB: Currently I’m working with Dr. Ed DeRoche (SOLES Character Development director and professor emeritus) and others in putting together a summer conference at USD on sports and spirituality.

Q: Has the program started to affect your own work yet,

Q: You say you went into leadership for reasons of your

since you’ve only just started?

own professional development. But how has it affected you in terms of reaching out to the kids in your classes?

JG: The effect was immediate. It’s changed my approach in how I lead as well as how I teach leadership to students. The old way was the “bumper sticker” approach: Lead, follow or get out of the way. Now I teach leadership in a more thoughtful way that involves dialogue, reading, and experiences that we reflect on.

1979

Dr. Edward DeRoche appointed SOE dean; first leadership doctoral program established in the US

Dr. Edward DeRoche

1989

DeForest Strunk Chair in special education is endowed creating first SOE Chair at USD

Q: It’s been more than 20 years since you received your

MB: I think philosophically that any knowledge has some kind of application. But the value of the leadership program at SOLES was how broadly it could be applied. It’s really helped me to always be aware of what it means to be up there in front, and the value of being perceived as a leader or mentor.

1998

Dr. Paula Cordeiro appointed SOE dean

Dean Paula Cordeiro

2005

SOE becomes School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES)

2007

Construction completed Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

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Around

HILL HALL

CEPAL – newest SOLES center – celebrates grand opening

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n fall of 2008 the Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL) hosted its official grand opening, in conjunction with a forum featuring high-profile panelists that included legislators and administrators from Sacramento. The focus of the forum was future educational policy development in California.

The newest addition to the growing list of internationally recognized SOLES centers and institutes, CEPAL was launched in 2007 by a grant from the William D. Lynch Foundation aimed at fostering better communication and interaction between educational researchers, lawmakers, policymakers and practitioners. The center is jointly sponsored by the USD School of Law and SOLES. “Most of education policy is based on law,” points out CEPAL director Scott Himelstein. “So it’s a very good concept that’s unique to San Diego in that we’re the only ones with both a school of law and a graduate school of education.” Himelstein is former deputy and acting secretary of education for California.

Left to right: Paul Navarro, Jeannie Oropeza, State Senator Mark Wyland, Scott Himelstein, Jack Scott, Leeangela Reid, and Alan Bersin

USD School of Law professor Frank Kemerer, who serves as associate director for academics and research at CEPAL, agrees. “Usually a center of this type would be based in either one school or the other, because on the surface the disciplines seem so different,” he says. “Here at USD our goal is to enrich the student experience by having them take courses and do research in both areas.” Kemerer is also a professor in the Department of Leadership Studies at SOLES. Former State Senator (ret.) and California Community College Chancelor Jack Scott and Joan McRobbie

Left to right: Kevin Cole, dean of USD School of Law; William Lynch, chair of the William Lynch Foundation; Paula Cordeiro, dean of SOLES; Scott Himelstein, director of CEPAL

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Former California Secretary of Education and SD City School Superintendent Alan Bersin and William Lynch


FACULTY & STAFF

NEWS

New SOLES Faculty and Administrative Appointments

Pelema I. Morrice Director of Outreach and Recruitment Ph.D. Candidate University of Michigan M.A. San Jose State University B.A. San Jose State University Pelema I. Morrice is the new Director of Outreach and Recruitment for the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. Mr. Morrice joins SOLES from the University of Michigan where he is a doctoral candidate in higher education. Prior to Michigan, Pelema served as the Assistant Director of Admissions at California State University and started his professional career in higher education at Stanford University where he served as the Doctoral Coordinator in the School of Education and Financial Aid Counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. He maintains an active research agenda focused on community college choice and transfer, postsecondary admission policy, and intercollegiate athletics.

Alumni News Lawrence S. Sykoff, Ed.D. ’88, Head of School at Ranney School in Tinton, New Jersey, recently received two prestigious honors. In November 2008, Dr. Sykoff was recognized in the United States Congressional Record for his 16 years of service in furthering the educational development of children and young adults. Dr Sykoff was also recognized by the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, for his continued support and ongoing commitment to the theatre and performing arts education. Pedro Anaya , M.A. ’04, is the new Executive Director of the Greater Golden Hill Community Development Center. The mission of the CDC is to unify and empower the neighborhood’s residents, property owners and business people to bring about physical improvement while preserving the historic and unique character of the community.

Peter Greyshock, M.A. ’08, has accepted a position as coordinator of the Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (SoCalCOSH) in Los Angeles, an organization that addresses occupational safety and health through education and advocacy. Suzanne Weinstein, M.A. Leadership Studies ‘02 , president of In Sync Consulting, Inc. was recently awarded a contract extension to continue building High Performance teams with the US Navy maintenance community. Melissa Calderon, M.A. ’08, was promoted to the Senior Academic Counselor position at University of California San Diego (UCSD).

Ruby Navarro, Multiple Subject Credential ‘07, is a first-year teacher at Voices College-Bound Language Academy, a new charter school in San Jose with a dual immersion program aimed at producing 8th grade graduates who are bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. According to school principal Frances Teso, “Ruby already demonstrates many leadership qualities. She has the kind of entrepreneurial spirit and passion for teaching that is so important to our mission.” 7


UPCOMING

EVENTS

Lecture and Discussion with Jonathan Jansen

SPARC Academy Awards & School Counseling Workshops

Monday, April 13, 2009 5:45 – 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of Leadership Studies Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Reception 5:45 p.m., West Lobby Lecture 6:30 p.m., Room 102 Contact: Beth Yemma (619) 260-7790 email: byemma@sandiego.edu http://tinyurl.com/leadership-speakers

Friday, May 8, 2009 Center for Student Support Systems, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Contact: Lonnie Rowell (619) 260-4212 lrowell@sandiego.edu

Dean’s Grand Rounds — Michael Cole Tuesday, April 21, 2009 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, room 201 Contact Aimee Heytvelt (619) 260-7475 Heytvelt@sandiego.edu

Intelligence and Higher Education: The USD EQ-i® and Leadership Certification Workshop Monday, April 27 – 29, 2009 Sponsored by the Department of Leadership Studies Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102 Contact: George Reed (619) 260-7444 george.reed@sandiego.edu

Lecture and Discussion with Georgia Sorenson Research Professor, Academy of Leadership and Director, Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership, University of Maryland Monday, May 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of Leadership Studies Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102 Contact: Beth Yemma (619) 260-7790 email: byemma@sandiego.edu http://tinyurl.com/leadership-speakers 8

Leading in a Global Economy Guest Speaker: Tom Cooper Friday, May 8, 2009, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of Leadership Studies Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 127 Contact: Beth Yemma (619) 260-7790 email: byemma@sandiego.edu http://tinyurl.com/leadership-speakers

6th Annual SOLES Symposium on Action Research Keynote speaker: Dr. Susan Noffke. May 15 – 16, 2009 Sponsored by Center for Student Support Systems Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Sala Contact: Dr. Nori Inoue inoue@sandiego.edu http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/ centers/student_support_systems/ events/symposium/

Nairobi, Kenya Global Study Course June 17, 2009 – July 3, 2009 Sponsored by SOLES Global Center Contact: Whitney McIntyre Miller (619) 260-7443 wmcintyremiller@sandiego.edu

ASCA Conference June 29 – July 1, 2009 Dallas, TX Contact: Lonnie Rowell (619)-260-4212 http://www.schoolcounselor.org/ content.

Infusing Character & Peace Education in Teacher Preparation Programs June 29 – 30, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 .p.m Sponsored by Character Development Center Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102 Contact: Dr. Ed DeRoche (619) 260-2250 character@sandiego.edu

Character Matters Conference and Presentation of 2009 essay contest winners June 30 – July 1, 2009, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Character Development Center Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium (619) 260-2250 character@sandiego.edu

Spain: Mondragón Seminar Global Study Course Travel dates: July 6 – 10, 2009 Sponsored by SOLES Global Center Contact: Whitney McIntyre Miller (619) 260-7443 wmcintyremiller@sandiego.edu

ELDA Summer Institute Leading Schools in a Flat World: Globalization and its Implications for Education July 7 – 10, 2009 Sponsored by Educational Leadership Developoment Academy Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Sala Contact: Kate Sheridan (619) 260-4540 ksheridan@sandiego.edu http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/ centers/elda/elda_summer_institutes/


Purpose Based Consulting: A New Paradigm

Student Support Systems Summer Leadership Institute

Thursday and Friday, July 9-10, 2009 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Leadership Institute Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 133 Contact: Beth Yemma (619) 260-7790 http://leadership.sandiego.edu

July 13 – 15, 2009 Sponsored by Center for Student Support Systems Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Sala Contact: Lonnie Rowell (619)-260-4212 lrowell@sandiego.edu

Lithuania Global Study Course

Thursday, July 16, 2009 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday, July 17 – 18, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Leadership Institute Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 211 Contact: Beth Yemma (619) 260-7790 email: byemma@sandiego.edu http://leadership.sandiego.edu

July 13 – 17, 2009 Sponsored by SOLES Global Center Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 129 Contact: Whitney McIntyre Miller (619) 260-7443 wmcintyremiller@sandiego.edu

Exploring Spirituality in Sports July 13, 2009, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Character Development Center Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, 2nd floor living room Contact: Dr. Ed DeRoche (619) 260-2250 character@sandiego.edu

Purpose Based Consulting: Transforming Organizations in the Here and Now

Leadership for Change July 17 -18, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Leadership Institute Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Contact: Beth Yemma (619) 260-7790 email: byemma@sandiego.edu http://leadership.sandiego.edu

Costa Rica Global Study Course August 2- 9, 2009 Pre-departure session: July 27, 2009 4:00 –7:00 p.m. Post-trip: September 4, 2009 4:00 –7:00 p.m. SOLES Global Center, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 129 Sponsored by SOLES Global Center Contact: Whitney McIntyre Miller (619) 260-7443 wmcintyremiller@sandiego.edu

Community College Leadership Development Initiatives (CCLDI) Summer Academy August 3 – 7, 2009 Sponsored by CCLDI Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Contact: (619) 260-7605 ccldi@sandiego.edu http://www.sandiego.edu/ccldi/events

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS 2008-2009 Frank Arrington President and Owner San Diego Funding Victoria Baron ’94 Licensed Family Therapist Brian Bright Vice President, Business Development Liaison International, Inc. Jeff A. Carlstead ’04 Owner, Hampton Inn Christopher Carstens, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist Rodney F. Dammeyer President, CAC LLC Laura Stanley DeMarco Nicholas Investment Partners Susan Ebner, B.A. ’78, M.B.A. ‘87 Worldwide Partner, Mercer

Wendy Gillespie Principal, Frontier Trading, Inc. Todd Gutschow Founder, Todd and Mari Gutschow Family Foundation Rebecca Haddock Smith ’93 Project Manager, Qualcomm Career Explorations, Qualcomm Brian E. Kinsman President, Kinsman Capital Stevan Laaperi ’76 Director of Schools, Diocese of San Diego William D. Lynch Founder, William D. Lynch Foundation for Children Jean H. Miller Community Volunteer Jim F. Mulvaney, Jr. Vice President, Driver Alliant Insurance

Linda Spuck Vice President, Union Bank of California Drew Schlosberg Community and Public Relations Manager, San Diego Union-Tribune Peter Sibley CEO of EDmin.com, Inc. Dorothy Smith Former Member and President, Board of Education, San Diego City Schools; Professor, San Diego City College (retired) Darryl Solberg Managing Partner of Hecht, Solberg, Robinson, Goldberg, & Bagley

Richard Sulpizio President and Chief Operating Officer, Qualcomm (retired) Richard Thome Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Technology, San Diego County Office of Education (retired) Adam Ward Global Campus Recruiting Manager, Qualcomm Sheryl White Community Volunteer John Yochelson President, Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST) John Zygowicz Managing Director, Private Client Group, US Bank

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E ducational

L eadership

D evelopment

Leading Schools in a Flat World: Globalization and its Implications for Education Summer Institute 2009 July 7 – 10, 2009

A cadem y

Keynote Speakers: • Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, author and international leader on educational change • Yong Zhao, Director for the Center of Teaching and Technology, College of Education, Michigan State University $100 discount for 2008 – 2009 Spotlight Attendees Team discounts for groups of two or more For registration form and details email:

usdevents@eventinnovations.com For schedule and event details:

www.sandiego.edu/elda (619) 260-8839

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