Summit focuses on value of higher education

October 11th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Campus News

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President Greenwood and U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter

More than 250 community leaders attended E Kamakani Hou (a new wind), the UH System’s first higher education summit, hosted by UH President M.R.C. Greenwood Sept. 10, 2010.

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter outlined the federal education agenda. University of Michigan President Emeritus James Duderstadt talked about the importance of creating intellectual capital. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems President Dennis Jones called on institutions of higher education to be more productive.

Participants, who represented business, political, educational and philanthropic circles, responded to speakers and shared ideas for increasing the number of college graduates, spurring innovation and preparing the workforce for the 21st century. Work groups and campus visits are planned to continue the discussion.

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