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May 2013 Archives

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The College of Continuing Education and local companies work to boost the number of women and minorities in the construction industry.

This winter, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced that 20 percent of the construction work for the new Vikings stadium will go to women and minorities--with 11 percent of the construction contracts to go to women-owned firms and 9 percent to minority-owned businesses.

kk cmgmt.jpgThe group also set a "work force goal," calling for 32 percent of all project work hours to be performed by minorities and 6 percent to be performed by women, which is in line with the new county-specific hiring targets unveiled last spring by Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

These targets are designed to bring the demographics of the construction industry more closely in line with the overall labor force--which is becoming increasingly more diverse.

Going Places

Master of Liberal Studies grad brings unique perspective and interdisciplinary thinking to his integral role in higher ed administration

Bernard Gulachek put his undergraduate degree in speech communication to good work at his alma mater--in the IT field. And while at first it may seem off-course, after sitting down with him, one realizes that he is very much a people person, and what he's doing relies as much on communication and soft skills, as it does technology and hardware.

Bernie.JPGGulachek first started work at the U as a technology customer service representative in 1986, later moving to director of operations, then planning for the Office of Information Technology (OIT), and, most recently was named associate vice president for IT in May 2012.

CCE salutes outstanding unit directors Margy Ligon and Lori Graven

Long heralded as an affordable and convenient way to access many of the best and brightest minds the U (and even the world) has to offer, CCE's personal enrichment offerings are a diverse palate of short courses, workshops, lectures, and events.

Equally acclaimed, the College's conference services and program planning unit also specializes in connecting the U to the general public--albeit from a different angle--as it fosters lively collaborative development, facilitates gathering of communities of professionals, and encourages dissemination of expertise through a host of conferences, workshops, and other events every year.

This summer, CCE celebrates the careers and accomplishments of the heads of each unit--Margy Ligon in personal enrichment, and Lori Graven in conference services. Both Ligon and Graven will be retiring in June--each having left her distinctive stamp on some of the College's hallmark programming and offerings.