FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/11/13) – The Council on Postsecondary Education will kick-off the Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship Thursday, September 12 at 2 p.m. at the Marriott Downtown, Louisville.
“Building a Stronger Workforce through Postsecondary Education” will focus on higher education’s role as a catalyst for workforce and economic development, and will feature leading higher education and economic development experts. More than 200 university regents, trustees and campus staff are expected to attend.
The opening plenary on Thursday at 2 p.m. will feature Ted Abernathy, executive director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, who will speak about higher education as an engine of economic growth and competitiveness. At 3 p.m., Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson will moderate a discussion with Kentucky economic development and business leaders on What Businesses Want from Higher Education and What They Can Contribute. Panelists include:
Mike Price, vice president of administration, Toyota Motor Manufacturing L. Tracee Whitley, COO, Bingham McCutchen, LLP
Kim Tharp-Barrie, system vice president, Norton Healthcare, Institute for Nursing and Workforce Outreach
Thomas Zawacki, secretary, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
The topic of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy will take center stage at 4:15 p.m. Kris Kimel, president, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, will moderate a discussion with the following panelists:
-Geoffrey S. Mearns, president, Northern Kentucky University
-Ian Mooers, executive director, Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, Eastern Kentucky University
-Griffin Cottle, director, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center, Jefferson Community & Technical College
Information provided by the Council for Postsecondary Education
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