Washington State University President Sam Smith will make several public appearances in Tacoma in January, February, and March to comment on the recent “Report of the 2020 Commission on the Future of Post-Secondary Education.” His scheduled appearances will include:

Wednesday, Jan. 20 — The City Club of Tacoma, Tacoma (Noon-2 p.m.), at the Sheraton Tacoma (Ballroom), 1320 Broadway Plaza, downtown Tacoma.

President Smith and University of Washington President Richard McCormick will both comment on the “Report of the 2020 Commission on the Future of Post-Secondary Education.” Retired Tacoma News Tribune publisher Kelso Gillenwater, one of the 2020 Commission members, will introduce both speakers. For further information, call the City Club at 253/272-9561, or e-mail: office@cityclubtacoma.org.

Thursday, Feb. 18 — Rotary Club of Tacoma (Noon-1:30 p.m.), at the Tacoma Elks Lodge, 1965 S. Union Ave., Tacoma (near 23rd St.).

President Sam Smith will again speak about the 2020 Commission Report at a Rotary Club of Tacoma luncheon meeting at the Tacoma Elks Lodge. For more information, contact Rotary Club of Tacoma at 253/473-7723.

Tuesday, March 30 — Tacoma Kiwanis Club, (11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.), at the Sheraton Tacoma (Ballroom), 1320 Broadway Plaza, downtown Tacoma.

President Smith will address the Tacoma Kiwanis Club at their luncheon meeting. For further information about reservations, contact Bill King, program chair, Tacoma Kiwanis Club at 253/564-3637.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS WITH SAM SMITH ON THESE DATES

If you would like to schedule an interview with President Smith following any of these public appearances, please contact Collin Tong, associate director for westside communications and marketing, Washington State University, at 206/448-1333, or e-mail ctong@wsuwest.edu. At other times, contact Barbara Petura, director of News and Information Services, at 509/335-3581, or e-mail petura@wsu.edu.

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