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    Robert S. Nelsen, new President of Sacramento State University

    After nearly three decades as a leader in the Texas university system, Robert S. Nelsen has taken the helm of California State University, Sacramento with a bold mission: To dramatically boost graduation rates and reduce the amount of time it takes for students to acquire their degrees. Nelsen, a Montana native who still dons the cowboy boots of his rancher childhood, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Brigham Young University, and his doctorate from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought. Nelsen is taking over at Sacramento State as the university looks to have an increasing role in the city’s economic footprint. He plans to work with the Sacramento region’s leaders and employers to increase the number of internships and service-learning opportunities for students. Please join the Sacramento Press Club in welcoming President Nelsen as he lays out his vision for Sacramento State.

    When: Friday, August 14th. Doors open at 11:30am. Luncheon begins at noon.
    Where: Capitol Plaza Ballroom, 1025 9th St., 3rd floor. Sacramento
    Cost: $29 Members, $40 Non-Members
    RSVP deadline is Wednesday, August 12th.

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