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Town & Gown President

Shelli Stockton to preside over University of Redlands Town & Gown

Shelli Stockton, Redlands Woman of the Year and global facilities industry manager at Esri, will serve as president of the University of Redlands Town & Gown for the 2012-2013 year.

Stockton accepted the presidential gavel from outgoing president, Citrograph Printing Company co-owner Ryan Bailey, at the organization’s year-end event in April.

“I’m looking forward to Town & Gown continuing to play a vital role in the strong and dynamic relationship between the University of Redlands and the local community,” Stockton said. “ We’re going in to Town & Gown’s 30th year and will soon have a new president of the University, so this will be an exciting year to be involved. I invite everyone in the community to join us.”

Bailey commended members of the Town & Gown board for their hard work on events throughout the year including Rah Rah Redlands, Moveable Feast and Women of Distinction. He also noted two new events—“Behind the Brew” taste and tour of Hangar 24 and “Chalk Talk” dinner and pre-game coach talk.

The first event of the year will be Rah Rah Redlands—the kickoff event for Bulldog Football—scheduled for Sept. 15, 2012.

History & Mission

In 1982, members of the University community joined with citizens from the Inland Empire to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the University of Redlands. From that initial cause, the group, comprised of both town and gown, blazed a new trail of education and service to further integrate the life of the University with our communities.

Nearly three decades later, the University of Redlands Town & Gown works collaboratively with the University and the community on mutually beneficial endeavors, activities and events, while it continues its mission:

  • To promote a positive, mutually supportive relationship between the Inland Empire area (the "Town") and the University (the "Gown"). 
  • To provide scholarships to qualified area students. 
  • To showcase the cultural, athletic, academic and entertainment activities on campus. 
  • To enhance the students' relationships to the Inland Empire area.

Visit the website for more information or to join Town & Gown.


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