|Title||USD to Announce Major Gift From Irwin and Joan Jacobs|
|Contact E-mail||mwagoner, at sandiego.edu|
|Contact Phone||(619) 260-4659|
Gift to be used for state-of-the-art Mobile Technology Learning Center
Longtime philanthropists and supporters of innovation in education, Dr. Irwin Jacobs and Joan Jacobs have pledged $3,000,000 to the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership & Education Sciences’s (SOLES) Mobile Technology Learning Center (MTLC).
The Jacobs’ generous gift to SOLES will provide the funding to attract nationally recognized innovators and researchers as well as a dedicated director for the Center. The gift will also further the mobile technology related research, teaching and professional development being provided to San Diego County school districts. Construction of an on campus state of the art mobile technology learning studio will begin this summer.
WHO: Irwin and Joan Jacobs, USD President Mary Lyons, SOLES Dean Paula Cordeiro, Superintendents from San Diego area schools
WHAT: Press conference to announce gift from Joan and Irwin Jacobs for the Mobile Technology Learning Center
WHERE: USD’s Garden by the Sea, located behind the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
WHEN: Monday, June 17 at 10 a.m.
The MTLC anticipates significant outcomes over the next five years:
Several San Diego Superintendents and SOLES staff will be available to discuss current and future projects and plans for the center.
The press conference is open to the media.