California State University, Fresno’s newly installed Associated Students Inc. President Pedro Ramirez will attend a leadership seminar at the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Ramirez, a senior political science major from Tulare, took his oath with Cesar Sanchez, who was elected vice president of finance, on June 1. The other senators elected in campuswide balloting in April were sworn in afterward.

Presiding was Fresno County Superior Court Judge Robert H. Oliver, an alumnus, who reminded the new student officers about their responsibilities to represent and the opportunities to develop leadership skills.

The seminar June 21-27 at the Panetta Institute has a similar objective. It is conducted by state elected officials, reporters, educators and leaders in military, religion and business, helping attendees learn the skills and strategies necessary to lead effectively.

“I am grateful and humbled by this opportunity,” said Ramirez. “I look forward to collaborating with fellow CSU student leaders to make a positive impact for the CSU system and California.”

The conference is among the Panetta Institute’s programs intended to inspire young people to become involved in public service. Support for the program is provided by the California State University Office of the Chancellor, Panetta Institute trustees and public and private donations.

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