Dominican invited by CPD to lead International Project

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has invited Dominican University of California to lead an international project focused on stimulating international student involvement in civic engagement.

“Civic non-partisan debate is crucial to the democratic dialogue. We congratulate the hosts of the 2012 U.S. presidential debates,” Dominican University of California President Mary Marcy said.  “Dominican is honored to be invited to work with the Commission on Presidential Debates to lead an international project.”

Dominican was one of 12 universities considered by the CPD to host a presidential or vice-presidential debate in 2012. During the selection process, Dominican and the CPD discussed international opportunities focused on student engagement in the political process.

Internationalization and engaged learning experiences are among the strategic initiatives outlined by President Marcy in her inaugural address, delivered Saturday, October 29.

 “Our students, faculty, and staff are eager to build on Dominican’s civic engagement efforts with colleagues around the world,” President Marcy said.

The CPD/Dominican project will be announced early in 2012.


Read President Marcy’s inaugural address.

Read CPD news release.


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