Robert Bobb to speak at UM-Dearborn’s “Issues in Diversity and Social Change” series on Feb. 18

February 4, 2011

DEARBORN / Feb. 7, 2011 - Detroit Public School’s Emergency Financial Manager, Robert Bobb, will speak at University of Michigan-Dearborn on Friday, Feb. 18. During the lecture titled, “What Comes Next? DPS in the Next Year and Beyond,” Bobb is expected to discuss Detroit’s educational transformation that has generated national interest and to update plans for long-term solutions to the financial and academic emergencies facing the district.

Bobb’s second, one-year appointment as emergency financial manager is scheduled to end in the coming months.  

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 in Fairlane Center North, Quad E, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, 48126. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis, for more information, visit

The discussion is part of UM-Dearborn’s “Issues in Diversity and Social Change” lecture series a collaboration with the Michigan Chronicle.  Bankole Thompson, senior editor of the Michigan Chronicle, will moderate the discussion.  The event is sponsored by the University’s Office for Inclusion and brings local leaders to campus to share their views on matters of importance to southeastern Michigan.


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