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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dr. Douglas North, The Albany Academies to Speak Feb. 9

Dr. Douglas North, Head of School of The Albany Academies will address the Albany Roundtable on Wednesday, February 9.

The Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are open to the public and held at the historic University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany.

Dr. North was appointed Head of School of The Albany Academies on July 1, 2009 and has already posted a significant number of accomplishments, including: balancing the school budget, preparing a five-year financial plan and establishing a firm identify for the institution – comprised of Albany Academy for Girls and The Albany Academy.

A graduate of The Albany Academy, North has a doctorate degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

For the past two decades, he served as a successful university president. Before returning to the Academies, Dr. North was the President of Alaska Pacific University – a liberal arts and professional university that emphasizes experiential and active learning – in Anchorage, Alaska. He also served as President of Prescott College, an independent liberal arts college in Prescott, Arizona.

Reservations for the February 9 luncheon are required by Monday, February 7 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (through the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail at .

The luncheon is open to the public and the cost is $15. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. All luncheon participants are invited to enter the Roundtable Raffle by dropping a business card at the registration table.

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