Seattle Public Library Lecture
Saturday, November 6
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Heritage Factor: From Inclusion to Achievement in American Higher Education
Presentation by Dr. John Bassett, president
For America to fulfill its potential in the 21st century, we must include diverse populations in colleges and universities, and in leadership positions in the workforce. For nearly 30 years, Heritage University has been recognized as a leader in moving the least privileged populations from access to success in rewarding careers and meaningful lives. What challenges lie ahead as higher education works to build academic inclusion and achievement? And, what can this young university teach us about working with those who have traditionally been left behind — low-income, first-generation, and minority students — in order to meet these 21st century needs?
Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Parking information and directions to the library
Columbia Basin College Reception
Wednesday, November 10
5:30 p.m. - 7: 30 p.m.
Dr. Richard Cummins, president of Columbia Basin College and the Heritage University Board of Directors invite you to meet Dr. Bassett at a special reception in the Tri-Cities.
Columbia Basin College Courtyard
2600 North 20th Avenue
Saturday, November 13
Dr. John Bassett will be formally installed as president of Heritage University during this traditional celebration that unites the entire campus community-faculty, staff, students, alumni, board of directors, supporters and friends. The ceremony will include the traditional procession of Heritage academics; delegates from other colleges, universities, and academic societies and associations; visiting dignitaries, the Board of Directors; and members of the presidential party. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Judith Eaton president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Arts and Sciences Center
Smith Family Hall
3240 Fort Road
Members of the procession, please arrive at the Arts and Sciences Center by 10:00 a.m. the morning of the event.