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More Than 200 Campus Regents, Leaders To Attend Governor’s Conference On Postsecondary Education Trusteeship

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) will sponsor the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship Sept. 11-12 at the Louisville Marriott East in Louisville. More than 200 campus regents, higher education and policy leaders are expected to attend.

CPE President Bob King will kick off the conference on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with an opening plenary on the state of higher education in Kentucky.

Also featured on the first day will be University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski, named by U.S. News and World Report as one America’s 10 best higher education leaders and as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2012.

Tuesday’s line-up features:

  • Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein will discuss IMPACT ARIZONA, the state’s effort to increase educational attainment.
  • Tom Sugar, president of Complete College America, will highlight the alliance’s initiatives to advance game-changing strategies to support college completions goals.
  • CPE President Bob King will discuss Kentucky’s new performance funding model and strategic agenda for postsecondary education and outline key initiatives to accelerate degree production, employment and economic growth.
  • A legislative panel, moderated by KET’s Renee Shaw, will feature Senate Majority Leader Mike Wilson, Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey and Reps. James Tipton and Derrick Graham.
  • Gov. Matt Bevin will deliver the luncheon remarks, followed by the presentation of the 2017 Acorn and OAK awards, which recognize faculty and alumni excellence.

Additionally, breakout sessions on both days will address a range of key topics including higher education governance, legal issues facing colleges and universities, change leadership, campus diversity, affordability and college-workforce alignment.

New to the programming this year are specific tracks for board members appointed in 2017. Attendance at these sessions will fulfill the statutory training and orientation requirements set forth by HB 15 (2016).

The agenda at-a-glance is available at http://cpe.ky.gov/trusteeship/.

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