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WCU’s Arthur Salido Speaks at Clay County Rotary Club
October 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$10
The Rotary Club of Clay County is excited to host WCU’s Dr. Arthur Salido as speaker for our next club meeting on Wednesday, October 4th at the Hinton Center. The public is welcome to attend. RSVP is required by Monday, October 2nd. Cost is $10.00 and will include lunch.
Arthur Salido, PhD, MBA, is the Executive Director for Community and Economic Engagement and Innovation at Western Carolina University. With over 20 years of experience, this research scientist, educator, business consultant, and market expert will work to create partnerships that link university, nonprofit, government and industry resources to address community and economic development needs primarily in the 16 westernmost counties. Salido will focus both on activities designed to boost WCU’s role as a resource for community engagement and on strategies to foster its efforts in regional economic development. Among his responsibilities is a charge to develop WCU, through its Millennial Initiative and other innovation and engagement efforts, into a national model for building, in a rural environment, public-private partnerships that are integrated into the university mission and that support community and economic development.