The Changing Face of America: What the 2010 Census Isn’t Telling You

Monday, Sept. 12
12 noon to 1:15 p.m.
Banquet Room in the Renaissance Building
136 SW Washington St.
Attendance is free. Lunch: $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. To reserve a space, send email to Nick Houtman,, with City Club Sept. 12 in the subject line, by Sept. 8.
Speaker: Terryl Ross, 
Director of Community and Diversity, Oregon State University
This presentation will examine the findings and implications of the 2010 census for America, Oregon and Corvallis. Specifically, we will discuss the census data, changing demographics and new ways to explore economic diversity in our region. Participants will leave this presentation with a solid understanding of what these changes mean for Oregon and how they are likely to affect Corvallis. 
Terryl completed his Ph.D. in Educational Communications and Technology at the University of Washington. His dissertation topic was, “MOSAIC: The Case Study of a diversity-based, E-learning Community.”  He received his MA from Syracuse University in Public Relations and he double-majored at Eastern Washington University in Government and Commercial Recreation.
Terryl has served as the campaign co-chair for the Inclusive Corvallis Ballot Measure 02-56, facilitator for the 509J Diversity Action Planning Team, co-chair of the 2010 United Way of Benton County Needs Assessment, and producer of the OSU Voices Project. He has served  on the United Way of Benton County Board, University of Washington College of Education Alumni Advisory Board and Corvallis Police Department Citizen Review Board.
Terryl is a class member of Leadership Corvallis 2005 and a Senior Fellow of Oregon’s 2006 American Leadership Forum.  His leadership helped Oregon State University win Minority Access Inc. 2008 and 2010 awards as one of America’s most promising diversity programs. He is also executive director of MOSAIC Nation, a project to examine social justice in America. 

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