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Howard University graduate dean to discuss preparing faculty

Oct. 28, 1997

KALAMAZOO -- "Preparing Future Faculty for the Next Millennium: Challenges and Opportunities for Doctoral Granting Universities" is the title of an address to be presented at Western Michigan University Monday, Nov. 10.

Dr. Orlando L. Taylor, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Howard University, will speak at 3 p.m. in Room 2304 of Sangren Hall. His free address will be followed by a reception in the Lee Honors College.

Taylor, who will be on the WMU campus as a King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Scholar, oversees research-oriented graduate programs at Howard in 30 departments offering master's and doctoral degrees. He has established and chaired a task force that prepared a strategic plan for graduate education and research at Howard. He also initiated a Teaching Associates Training Program to prepare students for undergraduate instruction at Howard and for future careers in university and college teaching.

His lecture is being sponsored by WMU's Department of Communication and Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations.

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