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|WIU President to Give CSC Commencement
|The Carl Sandburg College 42nd annual graduation ceremony will be held Thursday, May 13, in the Galesburg High School auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Al Goldfarb, President of Western Illinois University, will give the graduation address. Dr. Goldfarb became WIU's 10th president in 2002. During his tenure, the University has expanded operation in the Quad Cities which will become a riverfront campus, and designated the southwest section of the Macomb campus as a fine arts quadrant and location for a new performing arts center.
Dr. Goldfarb came to WIU following 25 years of distinguished service at Illinois State University, where he had served as provost and academic vice president since 1998. A professor of theatre, Goldfarb continues to teach theatre history and takes students and community members on trips to the theatre in his native New York City. He has co-authored two theatre textbooks and co-edited two books, and has also authored numerous articles on theatre.
Goldfarb serves as co-chair of Illinois Campus Compact, part of a national coalition of nearly 1,000 college and university presidents representing some five million students, who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. He is the chair of the Summit League Presidents Council and a member of the Executive Board for The Renaissance Group, a national consortium of colleges and universities with a major commitment to the preparation of educational professionals.
Goldfarb earned his Ph.D. at the City University of New York (CUNY), his master's degree at Hunter College of CUNY, and his bachelor's degree at Queens College of CUNY. He was inducted into the Hunter College Alumni Hall of Fame in April 2004.
(Carl Sandburg College)
|05 08 10 by Newsroom
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