McCall Society Speaker Series: Portland State University President Wim Wiewel

Wednesday evening, October 16
Reception: 5:30 PM Presentation & Q&A: 6-7 PM
The Augen Gallery, 716 NW Davis St., Portland

Cost: Free; Donations to 1000 Friends accepted and appreciated.

When Portland State selected Wim Wiewel as its President in 2008, the university made a choice that reflected its commitment to continuing its active participation in shaping Portland’s future—to fulfilling its motto: “Let Knowledge Serve the City.” Dr. Wiewel, who holds degrees in sociology and urban planning and has had an impressive academic career including work in Amsterdam, Baltimore, and Chicago, has further enhanced Portland State’s reputation as a hotspot for innovation in urban planning and sustainability.

At the Augen Gallery October 16, Dr. Wiewel will share his ideas and observations about the role of Portland State University, and universities in general, in the civic, cultural, and economic life of the city. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with Dr. Wiewel about these topics and his vision for the future of Portland State.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations to 1000 Friends of Oregon will be accepted and appreciated. 

About Wim Wiewel: Wim Wiewel holds degrees in sociology and urban planning from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD in sociology from Northwestern University. Prior to coming to Portland State, he was provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the University of Baltimore, where he spearheaded a new emphasis on the university’s role in the city’s revitalization.

Previously, Dr. Wiewel served as dean as the College of Business Administration and the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he helped establish the Great Cities Program and the Center for Urban Economic Development. He has authored dozens of articles in such publications as Economic Geography and the Journal of the American Planning Association. He is also co-author of Global Universities and Urban Development (2008), The University as Urban Developer (2005), and Partnerships for Smart Growth (2005), among other books.

The McCall Society Speaker Series is made possible by the generous support of our McCall Society, 1000 Friends' closest circle of supporters, who commit to giving $1000 or more annually to support our work. To learn more about the Series, click here.

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm