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Higher Education Forum Oct. 2 at PCC

September 27, 2013

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College is honored to be the site of a panel discussion next week about the outlook for postsecondary education in Arizona.

“Is Higher Education Ready for Arizona’s Future?,” an outreach program of the Arizona Town Hall, will be noon- 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Room A-109/A-112 of Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave. [MAP]

The free event will feature presentations and a discussion by representatives from business and industry, education and civic groups:

  • Tara Jackson, president, Arizona Town Hall
  • Hank Peck, certified financial planner, partner, TCI Wealth Advisors Inc.
  • Francie Merryman, vice president and senior wealth strategist, Northern Trust Co.
  • Gary Rhoades, head of the department of Educational Policy Studies & Practice, and professor and director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education, at The University of Arizona
  • Chad Sampson, associate general counsel, Arizona Board of Regents
  • Catherine Tornbom, Arizona Deliberates

“Improving postsecondary access and success will require strong coordination and collaboration from a wide variety of stakeholders,” said Dr. Johnson Bia, President of Desert Vista Campus and host of the event. “PCC is proud to be the catalyst of a conversation that will move Arizona forward as it attempts to become a leader in 21st-century education.”  

To reserve a seat at the event, go to­_Calendar, or call the Arizona Town Hall at 1-602-252-9600. Lunch is also available, for $25.

Arizona Town Hall is a private, non-profit civic organization which has created statewide forums that have guided the state’s civic, political, business and community leadership for 50 years.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850