Charles Sturt University's (CSU) Dubbo campus will hold a day of celebration on Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the educational centre that's opened up pathways for thousands of people.
Staff, students and alumni will gather and community members are invited to CSU's Foundation Day. At the Dubbo campus, which was established 20 years ago, a tree planting at 11am and lunch are on the program.
"We are marking a major milestone this year - our 30th anniversary as a university - and we're celebrating because Charles Sturt students and alumni are creating a world worth living in by making a true impact in their communities, nationally and internationally," CSU vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said.
"In 1989 the Mitchell College of Advanced Education and the Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education merged to establish Charles Sturt University with campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Wagga Wagga.
"We then established campuses in Canberra, Orange, Dubbo, and more recently Port Macquarie, and we've achieved so much in 30 years.
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"Charles Sturt offers higher education in fields critical to the ongoing success and development of our regions, and the nation, such as teaching, policing, nursing, allied health, business, communication, accounting,computing, and mathematics.
"We've launched engineering, law, physiotherapy, dentistry, and soon, the Joint Program in Medicine...
"[CSU] contributes enormously to regional development and the creation of vibrant communities, and we look forward to doing so much more."