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UT Tyler College Discusses Ways to Enhance Community Involvement

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July 17, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

July 17, 2013

UT Tyler officials and faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences met with local community leaders to brainstorm ways to enhance the college’s community involvement, Dr. Alisa White, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced.

College representatives met with community leaders and members of the College of Arts and Sciences’ External Advisory Council, which provides advice, guidance and financial support to the college, ensuring its sustainability and growth.

“The College of Arts and Sciences at UT Tyler is doing wonderful things,” said Dr. Martin Slann, college dean. “We want the community and our service area to learn about all of the great things happening here, while placing students in productive careers and sending many to law and medical schools.”

Many ideas were discussed, including hosting an open house for the college that will further involve its faculty and students with the community.

Dr. Clark Hampe with East Texas Medical Center in Tyler serves as the External Advisory Council chair. Council members are Betty Bower, Scott Frazier, Paul Gleiser, Bitsy Wright and Karen Partee.

Bower spearheaded the meeting, which was also attended by Lewis Swann, Greg Murphy, Jennifer Gaston, Don Smith, Betty Edwards, Harold Smith and Kari Smith.

For more information, call 903.566.7098 or visit the UT Tyler College of Arts and Sciences homepage.

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