Release Date: April 17, 2013
Contact: Heather Bennett, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Resource Development, 425-388-9253; firstname.lastname@example.org
Discuss How Higher Education Can Drive Economic Development May 10 at EvCC
EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Community College is inviting the public to participate in a discussion about how higher education can serve as a catalyst to drive economic vitality in Snohomish County.
The free event is 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 10 at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Center. To reserve a seat, RSVP with your email address and phone number to email@example.com or call 425-297-3140.
The keynote speaker is Walla Walla Community College President Steve VanAusdle, who will talk about higher education's role in improving the economic climate and his experience helping drive economic growth and vitality in Walla Walla’s wine and water management industries.
A panel of business leaders will offer local context to his comments by discussing the importance of education-business partnerships and the future outlook for growth in Snohomish County.
Participants will be asked to identify and discuss what Snohomish County's community colleges and four-year partners can do to help drive economic vitality here.
The event is part of the college’s long-range strategic planning process. During the past 18 months, more than 500 people have shared their ideas and insights about the challenges and opportunities facing the college.
Based on that community insight, EvCC’s Board of Trustees adopted a new strategic plan for the college in July 2012.
For more information about EvCC’s strategic planning process, visit www.everettcc.edu/strategicplanning