Welcome: Astrid S. Tuminez, President, Utah Valley University
Remarks: Mark Huntsman, Chair of the Utah State Board of Education; Nina Barnes, Vice Chair of the USHE Board of Regents; and Steven Moore, Chair of the UTech Board of Trustees
Utah’s changing demographics and challenges with the talent pipeline: Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean in the David Eccles School of Business and Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah
Utah’s growing opportunity gap: Carrie Mayne, Associate Commissioner of Workforce and Research, Utah System of Higher Education
Panel discussion on the importance of the transition from high school to postsecondary education: Dave Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Higher Education; Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent; and Jared Haines, Commissioner of Technical Education
Overview of goals and anticipated outcomes for the day: Dave Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Higher Education
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions (two 1.5-hour sessions that will repeat)
A) Earning Postsecondary Credit in High School
Increasing access to accelerated coursework (Advanced Placement/Concurrent Enrollment/International Baccalaureate)
Career and Technical Education certificates in high school
College and Career Readiness Plans in high school
B) Postsecondary Access and Readiness
Statewide expansion of the Utah College Advising Corps
Prioritization of state scholarships
FAFSA completion in Utah
Key external partners to aid in college access: Utah Futures, United Way, Keys to Success
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Discussion and Next Steps
Review discussion from each breakout session
Discussion: Proposed Joint Board Resolution
Next steps: Dave Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Higher Education
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USHE Board of Regents with invited guests, special remarks, and hors d’oeuvres at Utah Valley University’s Grand Ballroom.
The minutes for this meeting are either not yet available or only available in PDF format.
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