College president will address local Kiwanians

Norwalk Community College President David Levinson will address the Wilton's Kiwanis Club at its regular weekly meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 31 at noon at the Episcopal-Presbyterian Church Complex on New Canaan Avenue

Each week the club features a guest speaker and welcomes community members in their topic. Dr. Levinson's talk is entitled "Reorganizing Higher Education for Connecticut's Workforce and Economic Growth."

Dr. Levinson is also vice president of the Connecticut State Board of Regents for Higher Education, which is newly responsible for managing all 12 of the state's community colleges, its four state universities, and one online college. As a follow-on to an initiative of Gov. Dannel Malloy and the legislature, the Board of Regents is developing programs to improve college readiness and student success and to work innovatively in various academic disciplines. It has reduced central administrative activities and costs, transferring funds to hire more teaching faculty.

Dr. Levinson is a sociologist. He has been president of NCC since August 2004, where he has overseen a capital campaign for a new Science, Health and Wellness Center at the West Norwalk campus. He lives in Westport.

The Wilton Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays for luncheon and a speaking program. Meetings are open to the community.

The club, the oldest and largest service volunteer organization in the community, continually seeks new and associated members.

Information: 203-762-9951.