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.
DR. KAREN A. STOUT
President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
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.
VP of Institutional Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, Peirce College
President, Campus Philly
President, Community College of Philadelphia
Senior Director for Benefits, Independence Blue Cross
Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Temple University
Executive Director, Graduate! Philadelphia
Senior Director, Equal Measure
African-American Chamber of Commerce
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
Stradley Ronan Stevens & Young, LLP