August 16, 2011

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Longtime Rossier Supporter Remembered
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Dr. Clifford Allen (right), a generous benefactor of Rossier who received his doctorate from the School in 1960, passed away on Sunday, August 14.

Allen and his late wife, Betty, were stewards of the Dr. Clifford H. and Betty C. Allen Professorship in Urban Leadership, which is held by Dr. Dominic Brewer.

Allen was a retired chief business officer in Los Angeles Unified School District, and a leader in the fields of risk management and benefits management.  He was an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and USC, where he taught courses on business management practices and insurance underwriting.

He served as head risk manager for LAUSD for more than 20 years, and spent much of his career in various school districts managing business and insurance affairs. He was involved with the California Teacher's Credit Union Board for 40 years, seven of which he served as Chairman, and led a series of initiatives that provided educators throughout the state with exceptional financial services.

The Allens lived in Palm Springs, and supported a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the Humane Society, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, and Helping Children Smile, Inc. Betty Allen passed away in 2008.
Rossier Magazine Takes on The STEM Issue 

futures 6 cvrThe Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Futures in Urban Ed magazine will be arriving in mailboxes this week.

This issue is devoted to Rossier's work to advance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

View the PDF of Futures in Urban Ed here.

For a copy, contact Thomas Jenkins at
MAT@USC Featured Among Innovations in Report
BCG Report

The new issue of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Report features Rossier's online Master of Arts in Teaching program.

The article notes that the MAT uses innovative technology tools to deliver a classroom-like experience.

Read the Report.
Faculty Forefront
Hentschke on Corporate Sponsors in Public Schools 
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KPCC's "Patt Morrison" interviewed Dr. Guilbert Hentschke about corporate sponsorship in public schools.

Listen here.
Lucido Presents on Leadership in Higher Ed
jerry lucido

Dr. Jerry Lucido gave a presentation at The College Board's Los Angeles office on Thursday, Aug. 11, discussing leadership, access, and institutional mission.

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, Lucido will give another presentation in a webinar for The College Board, titled "Learning to Lead." He will join panelists Carolyn Lindley of Northwestern University and Stephanie Balmer of Dickinson College.

More about The College Board Webinar.
Rossier Research
Melguizo Publishes Research on Majoring in STEM
Tatiana Melguizo

Dr. Tatiana Melguizo co-authored a paper forthcoming in the Research in Higher Education journal.

Her study, titled "The earnings benefits of majoring in STEM fields among high achieving minority students," examines how much applicants of the Gates Millennial Scholars program make when they major in STEM and when they get jobs in STEM fields.

The research is detailed in the new issue of Futures in Urban Ed.
Rossier Family
Research Talk with Dr. Cory Koedel

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend a research talk, hosted by the Office of Research, with Dr. Cory Koedel, Assistant Professor at UC San Diego.

Koedel is an expert in the fields of labor economics, economics of education, public economics and applied microeconomics. His talk is titled "Pension-Induced Rigidities in the Labor Market for School Leaders."

The research talk will be held August 22, Noon-1:30pm, in WPH 403.
RSVP to Any Chen at
Ed.D. Candidate Promoted to Principal of Compton High

letitia bradleyLetitia Bradley (Ed.D. Cohort 2010) was recently promoted to Principal of Compton High School in Compton Unified School District. 

In her new role, she will oversee the academic achievement of 2,500 students and the daily operations of approximately 150 staff members.

At age 34, Bradley is the youngest principal to hold the position at Compton High. Previously, she was Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction (Dominguez High) and the Regional Coordinator for A.S.E.S (After School Education and Safety) Program. 
In This Issue
Longtime Rossier Supporter Remembered
Rossier Takes on The STEM Issue
MAT@USC Featured Among Innovations in Report
Hentschke on Corporate Sponsors in Public Schools
Lucido Presents on Leadership in Higher Ed
Melguizo Publishes Research on Majoring in STEM
Research Talk with Dr. Cory Koedel.
Ed.D. Candidate Promoted to Principal of Compton High






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