Instant Issues: President of Elms College Harry Dumay on Higher Education, Immigration, and the Public Good in April

Harry DumayDr. Harry Dumay, President of Our Lady of the Elms College, will speak at an Instant Issues Brown Bag Lunch event on Higher Education, Immigration, and the Public Good on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at noon in the Community Room, One Financial Plaza (1350 Main Street), in Springfield.

The cost is $5 for members, $20 with a box lunch–tuna, turkey, roast beef or vegetarian–provided.  Nonmembers can attend for $10, and $25 with a lunch.  To reserve a spot call 413-733-0110, email or register online with a credit card here.

The US has benefited greatly from an international flow of paying college students, talented graduate students, and expert post-doctoral fellows, teachers, and researchers. Immigration policies that seem to make the US unwelcoming to foreign groups threaten that great contribution of higher education to the public good. Colleges and universities are assessing how they can respond both on and across their campuses. Elms College’s current efforts reflect our tradition of openness to the ‘dear neighbor’ and our appreciation for internationalism.

A native of Haiti, Harry Dumay has served in higher education finance and administration at senior and executive levels for nearly two decades.  Before joining Elms, Harry Dumay served for five years as senior vice president for finance and chief financial officer for St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Dumay is currently a commissioner of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, a board member of the Boston Foundation’s Haiti Development Institute, and a member of the board of directors and finance committee of the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH.  He is also board founder and chair for a small nonprofit dedicated to development projects in Haiti.

The Instant Issues series is generously sponsored by Wilbraham & Monson Academy & Sir Speedy

Special thanks to NAI Plotkin

About Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts
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