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Ashford University Provost Appointed to Downtown San Diego Partnership Board of Directors
Dr. Lori Williams will provide leadership to non-profit organization

Ashford University provost Dr. Lori Williams has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Downtown San Diego Partnership (DSDP). The DSDP is the leading advocate for the branding, revitalization, economic vitality, and growth of downtown San Diego. This member-based, non-profit organization is committed to the success of San Diego’s vibrant and world-class urban center.

“Ashford University has long been committed to serving the San Diego community through numerous events, partnerships, and support for organizations like the Downtown San Diego Partnership (DSDP),” said Dr. Williams. “I am honored to be part of this tradition and I look forward to working with the Partnership on the ‘Imagine Downtown’ vision to ensure San Diego remains the best place to work, live, and play.”

The Downtown San Diego Partnership was founded in 1993 by a merger of two organizations: the San Diego Downtown Association/Central City Association and San Diegans, Inc. The DSDP has more than 325 members, representing a variety of business sectors including real estate, start-up incubators, banking, law, defense, insurance, communications, technology, energy, and tourism and hospitality.


About Ashford University

Achievement belongs to all of us at Ashford University. By offering a traditional college campus as well as online degree programs, Ashford meets the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives and in their communities. Students may earn an associates, bachelor’s, or master’s degree online, while campus students in Clinton, Iowa may earn a bachelor’s degree. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.


About the Downtown San Diego Partnership

The Downtown San Diego Partnership is a non-profit, member-based organization representing downtown residents and businesses through 10,000 parcels in downtown. To learn more, visit their website at