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The Sanford Harmony program, a research-based social emotional learning program, has reached a significant milestone with district-wide implementation taking place in PreK-5 throughout Nevada’s Clark County School District - the fifth largest school district in the country. Since its nationwide launch two years ago, Sanford Harmony, which is based on the vision of entrepreneur and philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford, has expanded to thousands of schools in more than 20 states. The effort is being led by National University, a California-based private nonprofit university with among the top ten largest schools of education in the country.
In 1971, Dr. David Chigos, an executive from General Dynamics, founded National University to support the academic aspirations of an emerging population of adult learners by tailoring a flexible format that accommodated the needs of working professionals. Dr. Chigos opened National University with a single campus in San Diego, and while the University began with only 27 students that first year, it has grown to be among one of the largest private nonprofit universities in California.
Malin Burnham, one of San Diego’s most renowned philanthropists and business leaders, and the author of recently-published book “Community Before Self,” received the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award, presented by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University. This award is granted to a person with a demonstrated commitment to giving back to others and to the community through philanthropy for the betterment of our society and humanity.
Longtime educational leader, Dr. Jamie Manburg, has been appointed director of Sanford Inspire at National University, a PK-12 education initiative that empowers educators around the country to create inspiring classroom experiences. National University, which has one of the top ten largest schools of education in the country, is leading the national expansion of the program, which is named after and based on the vision of philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford.
Recognizing a need to support the successful transition of veterans into the civilian workforce, the San Diego Veterans Leadership Summit Nov. 4 at National University will offer veterans and members of the military community the chance to network and learn from industry experts on enhancing their business leadership skills.