Students Meet California Governor

Adult education students receive unprecedented access to high profile political leaders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2008) − More than 100 adult education students from Chapman University College’s Roseville Campus received a unique opportunity to meet with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other state leaders on Tuesday, April 22 as part of their “Governing the Golden State” class.

During the meeting at the State Capitol Building, students from AssemblywomanBonnie Garcia’s Chapman University College class had an opportunity to meet with state officials and ask them questions related to the future of public education and the need for teachers; the affordability of housing; the importance of college degree; and the environment.

“Chapman University College is fortunate to have instructors like Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia who can provide our students with unique learning opportunities such as meeting with the state leaders at the capitol,” said Gary Brahm, Chancellor of Chapman University College. “The mission of Chapman University College is to provide our students with a quality education that incorporates real-world learning with the classroom.”

Other state leaders who met with the students included Rosario Marin, California Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency; Lynn L. Jacobs, Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development; Assemblyman Paul Cook; Assemblyman Michael Villines, the Assembly Republican Leader; Susan Kennedy, the Governor’s Chief of Staff; and Dan Dunmoyer, Cabinet Secretary.

Discussing the importance of students who live busy lives to continue to pursue their degrees and credentials, Assemblywoman Garcia said, “If you obtain your degree, you put the pencil in your own hand to write your future.”

Governor Schwarzenegger added that we should all be life long learners and the State Capitol building is the greatest classroom one can be in.

In the spring of 2002 Schwarzenegger received an honorary degree from Chapman University College in recognition of his work on behalf of Special Olympics, youth and fitness.

About Chapman University College
Chapman University College (CUC) has been serving the unique needs of adult learners for 50 years. CUC offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, graduate certificates, teaching credentials and extended education programs at campuses throughout California and Washington. Over 6,000 students per session enjoy convenient class times, exceptional faculty, and unparalleled student service.
 
CUC is one of seven colleges within Chapman University. Founded in 1861, Chapman is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and home to over 4,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 graduate students at its beautiful home campus in Orange, California. U.S. News and World Report ranks Chapman a Top School in America’s Best Colleges 2008. Chapman University is accredited by and a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves an average of 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at over 25 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. www.Brandman.edu.

For more information contact Steve Quis, director of Public Relations at squis@brandman.edu.