Happening Now| Creating a more Sustainable Future for the California Community College System
This forum features two pioneers and well respected supporters of sustainability: a member of the Board of Governors from the Chancellor's office who has supported sustainability practices and principles to guide the community college system, Henry A J Ramos, as well as an active student in the statewide student government who currently chairs the sustainability committee for SSCCC, Emily Kinner. Panelists will share their work in bringing greater awareness and sustainability for the Community College System and their vision of a more sustainable future for higher education.
When and Where
April 4, 12 noon to 1:30pm
Bertolini Student Center, Student Activities Center
Henry A J Ramos
Henry A. J. Ramos is a current member of the Board of Governors for the California Community College System, as well as an independent consultant to leading U.S. foundations, corporations and nonprofit organizations, and also a respected artist and author/editor affiliated with important cultural and higher educational institutions in California, Texas and New York. Since 1995, he has served as principal of Mauer Kunst Consulting, a philanthropic advising firm. His clients have included The California Endowment, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Institute, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, as well as the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials and Univision. Previously, Ramos served on the professional program staffs of Ford Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation. He was a fellow in the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program in Germany from 1991 to 1992 and an independent foundation consultant from 1990 to 1991. During 1980-83 he served as special assistant to the national chairman for the American G.I. Forum of the U.S. (the nation's leading organization of Hispanic veterans). Mr. Ramos is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (where he founded the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy).
Emily Kinner is the De Anza Student Trustee and Chair of the Sustainability Committee for the Statewide Student Senate for California Community Colleges. Emily is working toward her degree in Environmental Policy and Economics. Some of her projects include mentoring in LEAD service-learning courses; co-organizing a campus panel on Climate Change, D.A.R.E (De Anza Restoring Education) group conferences to educate students on California budget -cut issues and served as an intern for the success of the CalPirg NO on Prop 23 campaign. She has most recently participated in a curriculum development conference hosted by the New York Times American Democracy Project; hosted a workshop at UC Berkeley on Social Justice through Sustainability; and represented the California Community College system at an Educational Roundtable at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.
Moderated by Jessica Jones