Fall 2009 Griffin Forum

The Griffin forum will be held on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium.Michigan's Economic Future:
Is There a Light at the End of the Assembly Line?

Tuesday, October 27
Plachta Auditorium
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.


Dr. Michael A. BoululsDr. Michael A. Boulus
Executive Director, President's Council, State Universities of Michigan








Cindy DouglasCindy Douglas
Vice President of Business Development and Attraction, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

  Update 10/26/09: Cindy Douglas replaces Greg Main, President of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, who was originally listed as a forum panelist.




Stanley Stanley "Skip" Pruss
Director, Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth








Rich StudleyRich Studley
President and CEO, Michigan Chamber of Commerce









Craig RuffCraig Ruff - MODERATOR
Senior Policy Fellow, Public Sector Consultants
Former Griffin Chair







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The Griffin Policy Forums are hosted twice yearly by the Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Political Science at Central Michigan University.

About the Griffin Endowed Chair

The Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government at Central Michigan University was established through generous gifts from alumni, faculty and friends of the university. It provides continuing support to fund the salary and associated costs of a government and public policy expert to serve as a faculty member in the Political Science department and to host twice yearly forums addressing public policy issues.

The endowment is named to recognize the significant public service and contributions of distinguished CMU alumni Robert P. and Marjorie Griffin. Robert Griffin, '47, is a former U.S. Senator, and his wife, Marjorie, '44, is a former Clarke Historical Library board member.

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Michael A. Boulus

Cindy Douglas

Cindy Douglas and Rich Studley


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