USD to Host Michelle Rhee, Mayor Johnson and Mayor Sanders to Talk Education

StudentsFirst CEO and Founder Michelle Rhee, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will hold a discussion at the University of San Diego about critical issues in education. They will be hearing from area residents working to improve their schools.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The University of San Diego’s Shiley Auditorium, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110.



Nancy Zuckerbrod:; (301) 204-9391


Emily Lenzner:; (202) 464-6914


Melissa Wagoner:; (619) 260-4659

For more information on the event and to RSVP, please visit or contact Steve Stratton at

About StudentsFirst:


Launched a year ago by former Washington D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst is a bipartisan grassroots movement aimed at transforming America’s education system so it works well for all kids. StudentsFirst members have successfully advocated for new, student-centered laws in Florida, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and Tennessee.

About the University of San Diego:


The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls some 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The fall 2007 establishment of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies brings the University’s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Leadership and Education Sciences, Law and Nursing and Health Sciences.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.