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Summer Forum 2018

The Changing Landscape of Higher Education

Higher education in the United States is ever-changing — from selective colleges and universities, to state schools, to community colleges, to for-profits. All offer different educational choices, serve different educational segments, and meet the needs of "customers" who have different educational goals.

The way we teach and are taught must by necessity change as well. Core principles and basics of education remain, yet the method by which these are accomplished must by necessity adapt to meet the needs of students and the workforce.

WACHH has invited three experts who will speak about different aspects of higher education. Join us and be educated.

June Speaker

Wednesday, June 20, 2018:  Dr. Jim Wagner, Past President of Emory University
The Real Benefits of Higher Education
Dr. Wagner will discuss the economic and social impact of a higher education on our GDP, the real cost benefits of a higher education and implications for the future.

July Speaker

Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Richard J. Gough, Ed.D., President TCL
The Role of Technical Schools in Economic Development
Today’s average student is no longer the 18-year-old high school graduate. The “new normal” may be a 24-year-old single mother, a part-time student juggling work and college, a veteran or the first-generation college student.

To meet the needs of these types of learners and industry demands, technical colleges have emerged as a major player, offering new learning models such as industry aligned, job-based training programs. Dr. Gough will discuss the role technical colleges play in higher education and our economy.

August Speaker

Wednesday, August 15, 2018: Dr. Sally Mason, President Emerita, University of Iowa
The History of Title IX and Its Implementation; Effects on Higher Education Today

Dr. Mason will discuss her experiences as a university president who implemented Title IX. This talk will illustrate the many aspects involved in changing the sports profiles of universities and the results of those changes today.

The Summer Forum programs are free and open to the public.  Each session is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Tide Pointe Retirement Community, 700 Tide Pointe Way,Hilton Head.

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