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James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture

May 2, 2018, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ohio Union West Archie Griffin Ballroom – Columbus, Ohio

The James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture honors former Ohio State Board of Trustees member Jim Patterson and the cause to which he is most committed – a vibrant university fulfilling its land-grant mission in an ever-changing world.

The lecture brings to campus annually a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond. The lecture challenges the university and community audience to continue to use their knowledge and resources and work together to solve world issues. Mr. Patterson served on the university’s Board of Trustees from 1994-2003 and served as chair of the Board 2002-2003.

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The 2018 presenter is William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor emeritus of the University System of Maryland

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