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GPS and President Fernández of the Dominican Republic to Host Discussion on Regional Development

President Fernandez with Dean Davidson in the Dominican Republic The School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) is hosting President Leonel Fernández of the Dominican Republic on October 3, 2012, for a roundtable discussion on Regional Development in a Global Context. Business leaders of various disciplines will come together between 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to discuss Westchester County's strategic advantages, challenges, and opportunities in the global marketplace.

The lunchtime roundtable will also address special needs of Westchester's growing Hispanic population, a leading contributor to local workforce growth and spending. "The President's visit and the landmark roundtable are a testament to the strides that Manhattanville College is making in global education," Anthony Davidson, Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, said. "It is our modest effort to recognize the contributions of our citizens of Hispanic heritage during National Hispanic Heritage Month."

President Fernández and Dr. Anthony R. Davidson, GPS Dean will be joined by Matt Sampson, co-anchor for News 12 Westchester as moderator, along with Marsha Gordon, President and CEO, Westchester Business Council; Larry Gottlieb, Director of Economic Development, Westchester County; Fannie Aleman-Lansch, President, Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Marissa Brett, Westchester County Association; Natasha Caputo, Director, Westchester County Tourism and Film; Stuart Marwell, CEO, Curtis Instruments; Robert Weisz, CEO, RPW Group; Louis Scamardella, New York State Small Business Development Center; and more.

This event is not open to the public but we will be taking questions via live tweets that will simulcast here on our new GPS Events page.

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