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President to Discuss Community Indicators Report at OC Forum

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Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García is speaking today before the Orange County Forum about the 2015 Orange County Community Indicators Report, released in July.

Since 2000, the annual report has tracked countywide trends related to the economy, income, housing, education, health, safety and infrastructure. College readiness and STEM-related degrees are among its topics.

García is part of a four-person panel invited to comment on the 52-page report, described by the forum as “a catalyst for discussion and assessment of the opportunities and challenges influencing Orange County’s future economic growth, as well as its ability to maintain its quality of life.”

Others on the panel are: Christina Altmayer, executive director of Children & Families Commission of Orange County, a lead partner in the report’s production; Steve Churm, vice president, Orange County Register; and Steve PonTell, president of the La Jolla Institute.

The 2015 report was restructured to focus on “three pivotal issues currently facing Orange County” cited as: “housing, children’s health and the opportunity gap between high- and low-income families and their children.”

Forum members will gather at 11:30 a.m. at the Hinton Irvine.

Cal State Fullerton is a silver sponsor of the nonprofit group, a nonpartisan education current affairs forum.