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Envision 2030 summit to shape the future of higher education

Posted on 5/20/2016

Bismarck, N.D. - An educational summit hosted by the State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota University System will bring together leaders from throughout the state Monday for a daylong workshop focused on higher ed.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple will provide the keynote address for the event, which will also feature remarks by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Chancellor Mark Hagerott and Rep. Mark Sanford. Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley will moderate a panel discussion on how demographics will shape challenges and opportunities into the future. Lumina Foundation advisors will offer a presentation over lunch that will focus on attainment.

"This summit will allow higher education's many stakeholders to share their perspectives and hear others' thoughts on our goals for the future," Hagerott said. "I think we will be able to build off what we learn that day to continue shaping education in our state, for today's students and for tomorrow's."

Numerous breakout sessions in the afternoon will allow participants to dig deeper into the topics of Agriculture, Diversity, Energy, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Humanities, Manufacturing, Technology, The Whole Student, and Tomorrow's Student. The breakout sessions will be led by SBHE members, campus presidents, and subject matter experts.

The event will kick off with an introduction by SBHE Chair Kathy Neset at 8:30 Monday, May 23, in the Brynhild Haugland Room of the Bismarck State Capitol. The morning's talks and panel discussion will be webcast, and can be viewed at Check NDUS Facebook and Twitter for live updates throughout the day.

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