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Steve Forbes Will be 2010 Vance Distinguished Lecturer

By Melissa Traynor

Steve Forbes

The CCSU Office of Institutional Advancement announced Friday that for this year’s Robert C. Vance Distinguished Lecture Series, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazineĀ  Malcolm Stevenson “Steve” Forbes will visit the campus.

After gathering recommendations from around the CCSU community, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement Nicholas Pettinico said that the Vance Charitable Foundation had chosen Forbes, but also considered a few other lecturers.

Forbes’ visit will take place on Wednesday, April 28 and will include the headlining lecture itself at 7:30 p.m., but also a dinner for earlier in the day.

In recent years, CCSU has brought well-known figures in the field of journalism such as former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather and CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

“When the lecture series was originally conceived in the 1980s… the idea behind the annual lecture was to bring someone in the field of journalism,” Pettinico said, but added that sometimes the distinguished lecturer has come from the world of politics rather than from the world that reports on them.

“This year, like recent years, we’re going back to our roots. [Forbes] still fits the bill of journalist.”

Tickets to the evening lecture are free for students and can be reserved at, where those interested may also order tickets for the reception and dinnerĀ  at 5 p.m. for $85 per person.

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