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    CLOSING THE COLLEGE COMPLETION GAP

    A WORLD CLASS FORUM

    National Constitution Center

    Tuesday, November 29 | 8:00-10:30AM

CLOSING THE COLLEGE COMPLETION GAP

A WORLD CLASS FORUM

National Constitution Center | 525 Arch Street | F.M. Kirby Auditorium

Tuesday, November 29 | 8:00 - 10:30AM

 

Today, U.S. companies face unprecedented competition from abroad and an economy that puts a growing premium on knowledge and talent. In Greater Philadelphia, 43% of the population has an associate’s degree or higher, but by 2020, two-thirds of all jobs nationally will require a postsecondary degree. One of the most promising strategies for boosting regional degree attainment is helping more students who start college to finish.
 
The Economy League and Talent Greater Philly hosted a discussion with national and local leaders on college completion challenges, opportunities, and strategies in the Greater Philadelphia region.
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DR. KAREN A. STOUT

President & CEO, Achieving the Dream

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 

Having previously held leadership positions at Camden County College as vice president for institutional advancement and Montgomery County Community College as president, Dr. Stout has deep roots as a civic leader in Greater Philadelphia. In her current position as CEO of Achieving the Dream, Dr. Stout leads a team that is committed to ensuring that current and prospective community college students have equal access to and preparation for success in attaining their educational, personal, and professional goals. 

SPEAKERS
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Uva Coles

VP of Institutional Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, Peirce College

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Deborah Diamond

President, Campus Philly

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Donald Generals

President, Community College of Philadelphia

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Laura Grossi-Tyson

Senior Director for Benefits, Independence Blue Cross

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Peter Jones

Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Temple University

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Barbara Mattleman

Executive Director, Graduate! Philadelphia

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Justin Piff

Senior Director, Equal Measure

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