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Paaswell Tapped For Higher Ed. Commission
Start: 07/10/07
End: 07/28/09

Robert Paaswell Govenor Spitzer has appointed Dr. Robert Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, to a new 29-member commission charged with identifying ways to improve higher education in New York State and making the system “world class.” The new Higher Education Commission will study the current system and make recommendations about improving access to the public system, expanding its degree programs to reflect state and regional economic development objectives, preparing community college graduates for a smooth transition to four-year institutions and/or obtaining high value jobs upon graduation, and enhancing the capacity of the state’s university research centers to regain New York’s preeminent status in academic research. The Commission is chaired by Cornell University President Emeritus Hunter Rawlings. Besides Rawlings, its members include distinguished college and university presidents and chancellors, among them CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, professors, students, elected officials, businaess and labor leaders. Earlier this year, Professor Paaswell, who is also Director of the City College-based University Transportation Research Center, was named to two Metropolitan Transportation Authority Blue Ribbon Panels on Workforce Development and Construction Excellence.
 
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