Jon Senderling, UTD, (972) 883-2565, email@example.com 5/27/03
UTD President Dr. Franklyn Jenifer To Speak
Dr. Franklyn Jenifer, president of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), will give the keynote address Thursday, June 12, at the 2003 State Farm Excellence in Education Banquet sponsored by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
The banquet will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 400 N. Olive Street, in downtown Dallas and will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m.
UTD's enrollment and reputation both have has grown tremendously since Jenifer assumed the university's presidency in 1994. Before coming to Texas, Jenifer served as president of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and before that as chancellor of the Massachusetts Board of Regents of Higher Education, where he was responsible for 27 public colleges and universities with a total enrollment of approximately 180,000 students. He previously had served as vice chancellor of the New Jersey Department of Higher Education, a system encompassing 32 public higher education institutions with an enrollment of nearly a quarter-million students. Jenifer, who received his Ph.D. in plant virology from the University of Maryland in 1970, has published numerous articles on a wide variety of subjects.
Twenty Asian American scholars and eight educators will be recognized at the banquet for their achievements.
For more information about the banquet or the Greater
Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, please call the chamber at 972-241-8250 or visit www.gdaacc.com
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