Prof. named to parks panel

first_img The higher-education advocacy group represents more than 430 public colleges, universities and higher-ed systems in the United States enrolling more than 3 million students. Koester will continue to help the association promote public higher education as well as to analyze public policy and advocate for member institutions. Submit Community Column items via e-mail to [email protected]; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Ward, who has been involved with the association for two decades, teaches classes in gerontology, women’s studies, urban studies and planning and leisure studies and recreation at California State University, Northridge. Portola Middle School student Justin Cana won the California School Library Association’s annual poster contest with his piece depicting books as ocean waves and titled “Sink into Millions of Books at Your Library.” Cana’s art teacher Carol Aron submitted his poster and 10 other students’ to the statewide competition. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has asked CSUN President Jolene Koester to extend her term on the association’s board of directors for three more years. Koester joined the board in 2004 for a one-year term that was to expire this month. The board of trustees of the National Recreation and Park Association has elected Professor Veda Ward of CSUN’s Leisure Studies and Recreation Department to its ranks. As a member, Ward will serve California, Hawaii, Utah, Nevada and Arizona on the association’s Pacific Southwest Regional Council. The association works to support and advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts, and Ward said one of her immediate goals will be to encourage city representatives to build more parks. “In Los Angeles, we’re park-challenged,” Ward said. “Our region is very urbanized. Many people on the East Coast have this preconceived notion that there is so much open space on the West Coast. Because of this notion, it’s difficult to gather initiatives for open park space here.” last_img

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