CSUSB professor to deliver the keynote speech at community college procurement conference

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Alexandru V. Roman, an associate professor in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at Cal State San Bernardino, will give the opening presentation at the annual California Community Colleges Purchasing Conference, April 4-6, in San Diego.

The theme for this year’s conference is Reimagining the Future of Purchasing. The conference provides procurement professionals from across the state the opportunity to network with system-wide partners, collaborate with their colleagues, and attend sessions by purchasing experts and a cast of inspirational speakers. The conference will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa.

Roman, who is the director of the CSUSB Research Institute for Public Management and Governance and coordinator of the university’s management certificate in public procurement program, will give the keynote presentation, “Reimagining the Future of Purchasing,” at 1 p.m.

In his speech, Roman will address the latest professionalization trends in the field. He will also discuss what is on the horizon of procurement higher education, in particular the development of a master’s program in public procurement.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the official nonprofit supporting the Chancellor’s Office and the California Community Colleges — the largest higher education system in the nation. This uniquely collaborative relationship allows the Foundation to support all 114 Community Colleges throughout the state through innovative, diverse and far-reaching programs. These programs benefit the colleges while simultaneously improving education, environmental and economic conditions for all California citizens.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit inside.csusb.edu.

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