Campus: CSU, San Marcos -- February 11, 2000

Leadership 2000 Finds New Home At CSU San Marcos

CSU San Marcos President Alexander Gonzalez and Leadership 2000 co-founder Marc Moore announced today that the 14-year-old North County community leader training program will be housed at the University campus.

"The University is a natural home for Leadership 2000," said Gonzalez. "We can use teaching -- what we know best -- for a new kind of student. At the same time, we help the community, and enhance the positive role CSUSM plays in Northern San Diego County."

"CSUSM is a perfect partner for Leadership 2000," said Moore. "The campus is well known for the quality of its teaching and for its community involvement. Leadership 2000 provides a unique opportunity to combine these contributions for the benefit of the region."

Leadership 2000 was founded in 1986 to further the idea that citizens can bring about change and build quality communities. It carries out that mission by training capable leaders for Northern San Diego County. Potential leaders participate in seminars promoting the development of skills essential to success as community leaders. Participants are grouped into action teams that investigate regional hot topics. Teams report their findings to community leaders and their reports become community resources.

The more than 200 graduates of Leadership 2000 are serving as public officials, business and non-profit executives, community volunteers and in a variety of other roles in the region. Present at the announcement were graduates Lori Holt Pfeiler, Mayor of Escondido; Anne Marie Finn, an executive with Culligan Water Conditioning; Terry Johnson, a member of the Oceanside City Council; and Phil Urbina, community and government relations representative of Daniels Cablevision in Carlsbad.

In agreeing to provide administrative support for Leadership 2000, CSUSM will develop curriculum for the training program, coordinate involvement by an advisory committee of Leadership 2000 alumni, make use of University faculty as well as community experts to teach training sessions, and provide space for training sessions.

Leadership 2000 is accepting applications for its next class, which begins April 11, 2000, according to Kate Bradley, Administrator of Community Education programs for CSU San Marcos Extended Studies. The program is also seeking business sponsors to support the cost of training North County's future leaders, Bradley said. For further information about Leadership 2000, contact Bradley at (760) 750-8705.

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