September 30, 2008, Danville Regional Foundation
Speaker: Karl Stauber
VTIPG and ASPECT brought Karl Stauber, president and CEO of the Danville Regional Foundation, to campus as the first guest lecturer in the series. DRF serves as an agent of transformation in the areas of Caswell County, North Carolina, Pittsylvania County and Danville in Virginia. The foundation invests in long term efforts that provide sustained positive impact for the region’s people. DRF is committed to developing, promoting, and supporting programs and organizations that address the health education and well being of the region’s residents. Karl Stauber previously served for eleven years as president of the Northwest Area Foundation, an organization which focuses on helping communities to reduce poverty. Stauber gave a lecture entitled "Community Transformation--Do land grant universities still have a role?” followed by a roundtable discussion to consider strategies and research and address the specific needs of the communities he serves.