New Education Outlook Series Kicks Off 2012 Education Programming

By Lanet Greenhaw, Director of Education

The 2012 education programming year will kick off on February 14, 2012, with the first of a three-part Education Outlook Breakfast Series that will tackle current education issues.

First up on February 14 from 7:30-9:00 am is “Moving the Needle on University and College Completion.”  Leading that conversation will be Michael J. Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College, Dan R. Jones, PhD, President & CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Betheny L. Reid, President of The Dallas County Community College District Foundation & Associate Vice Chancellor of District Development.

On April 18, the discussion will turn to an in-depth look at “Education and Workforce Readiness”, led by Richard Froeschle, Director of Labor Market and Career Information from the Texas Workforce Commission.

The last of the series in early December 2012 will feature a lively and timely dialogue on “Getting Ready for the 83rd Legislature” and the education issues expected to be front and center during that session.

Tickets for the series are $100 for members and $200 for non-members.  Individual event tickets are $35 for members and $70 for non-members. Series and individual event sponsorships are available. Contact Lanet Greenhaw, lgreenhaw@dallaschamber.org or 214-712-1945, for complete sponsorship information or questions.

Mark your calendars also for our two Education Signature Luncheons.  This year’s Higher Education Luncheon on May 24 will focus on innovation and higher education.  The annual State of the District Luncheon on September 24 will feature Dallas ISD’s new superintendent sharing his/her plans for the District.

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