Postsecondary Education: Ensuring Access for All

Renewing Our Schools, Securing Our Future

Harris-Stowe State College, St. Louis, MO

10:00 – 10:20 Welcome and Introductions

  • Robert Borosage, President, Institute for America’s Future
  • Roger Wilkins, Professor, George Mason University
  • Mayor Frances Slay, Mayor, St. Louis, Missouri

10: 20 – 10:45 Panel Presentations

  • Sandra Kaufman, Chair, Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Dan Peterson, Director of Financial Assistance and Outreach, Department of Higher Education
  • Charles Dooley, County Executive, St. Louis County
  • Benjamin Ola. Akande, Dean, School of Business and Technology, Webster University
  • Edward P. St. John, Professor, Indiana University

10:45 – 11:15 Dialogue with Task Force Members

Panelists and Task Force members will engage in dialogue on the importance of increased access to higher education opportunities. Task Force members will learn about community needs and effective local initiatives that help to expand and ensure access.

11:15 – 11:30 Student Perspectives

Students will have an opportunity to share their personal experiences, discuss the challenges they faces, and address financial aid and training issues.

11:30 – 12:00 Audience Participation

Task Force members and panelists will turn to the audience to hear more about higher education in Missouri and to take questions.

Participating Task Force Members

  • John Buchanan, Former Congressman, State of Alabama
  • Philip Murphy, Senior Director, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc=
  • Delia Pompa, DMP Associates and former Director, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, United States Department of Education
  • James Pughsley, Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools
  • Chauncey Veatch, 2002-2003 National Teacher of the Year, Coachella Valley High School
  • Roger Wilkins, Professor, George Mason University

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