March 29th, 2012 @ 10:25 am by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
I was invited to speak at a wonderful event this past weekend – The 12th Annual César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference in Roseville. This conference was founded by Rene Aguilera, a UC Davis alum and Roseville City School District board trustee. Rene wanted to honor the late César Chávez with a day of service for youth that was focused on promoting and celebrating education.
It was a gathering that brought students, families and educators together to celebrate education and get information about obtaining a college education. The day-long conference offered workshops on college preparation, career development and even had local youth perform traditional folkloric dances – they were amazing!
UC Davis was so well represented through our alumni; many of whom danced, spoke and participated in the organization of the event. I also met with many families and students of all ages who want to come to UC Davis to pursue their education. It was a fun and very meaningful event with tremendous impact on attracting the best and most promising students to our campus.
This conference sends a great message to parents and students about the importance of a college education and it is something that I look forward to being a part of in the future.