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Published: Wednesday, 10/3/2012

Defiance College president to speak at Perrysburg college admissions fair

Defiance College President Mark Gordon. Defiance College President Mark Gordon.

Mark C. Gordon, a graduate of Harvard Law School and President of Defiance College, will speak at the opening of the Northern Wood County College Admissions Fair Thursday at Perrysburg High School.

Mr. Gordon’s address will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Perrysburg High School Auditorium.

His address will focus on his nationally recognized essay that keyed in on the appropriate mindset in choosing a college, titled “Defiance College Just Shot up the Rankings; Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Care.”

Before taking the presidency at Defiance College, Mr. Gordon earned his master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University where he also became an associate professor in the School of International and Public Affairs. In addition he was the dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Follow Mr. Gordon’s address, the high school commons will be filled with 45 different colleges, universities and military recruiters ready to speak to potential candidates for admission.

The college fair is open to all students from Perrysburg, Otsego, Rossford, Northwood and Lake high schools.

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