Larry Burns is the host of The Relevant University. Mr. Burns, a native of Detroit, graduated in 1978 from Central Michigan University. As the vice president for external affairs at The University of Toledo, Mr. Burns is actively engaged in building relationships between the University and the immediate Toledo and greater world communities.
Follow Larry on Twitter @larryburns.
Amelia Acuna is assistant director for university communications at The University of Toledo and producer/co-host of The Relevant University: Toledo. As assistant director, Amelia oversees signature University of Toledo events, manages communications student writers and is a part of the Media Relations team. A University of Findlay graduate, Amelia enjoys running, movies, traveling and listening to music…and, of course, UT Rocket sporting events!
Follow Amelia on Twitter @Amelia_Acuna.
Tobin Klinger is associate vice president for university communications at The University of Toledo and executive producer of The Relevant University: Toledo. As associate vice president, Tobin oversees internal and external communications, media relations, crisis communications, social media and video production for the university. A Bowling Green State University graduate, Tobin has all but switched his allegiances from the rival to the south to the Rocket Nation. An avid runner, he can also be found spending his time at local record stores in search of vinyl.
Follow Tobin on Twitter @Tobinklinger.
The University of Toledo’s the Relevant University: Toledo is a partnership with 1370WSPD. Each week, The Relevant University: Toledo will focus on the role of colleges and universities in their communities. You will hear from members of the Rocket Nation, our partners, our peers and those that are helping to shape the future of higher education. Join us from 6-7pm, every Monday on 1370WSPD.
Host Larry Burns and Co-Host Amelia Acuna enjoyed talking with their guests this week on some very engaging topics. Guest line up included:
Dr. Christopher Cooper, Chair of the Department of Medicine at The University of Toledo Medical Center, reported on our new
Dr. Elizabeth Ruppert, gave us an insight into the 20th anniversary of the
Marianne Ballas, talked about the Woman in Philanthropy program, being true to yourself and being a mentor. She also discussed the future of the dealership industry and its recent success;
Luis Santiago, Toledo Fire Chief, provided tips on summer fire safety, UT’s partnership with the fire department and educational outreach.