Mohawk Valley Independent Higher Education Forum: Brainpower, Partnerships and Resources for Our Region
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Please join Hamilton College, Hartwick College, Pratt MWP, St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, and Utica College for the “Mohawk Valley Independent Higher Education Forum: Brainpower, Partnerships and Resources for Our Region.”
Nearly 1.3 million students enroll annually at colleges and universities in New York State with the largest percentage attending private, not-for-profit institutions. The Independent Sector of higher education is a vibrant contributor to the economy and community.
The forum will showcase partnerships and provide an opportunity for exchanging ideas and networking for higher education, government, business and community leaders, as well as a create a dialogue on further harnessing independent higher education’s community and workforce contributions for the economic and social good of the region.
Campus Location: Economic Crime and Justice Studies Building
(Parking is available near the building in Lot A.)
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Networking Breakfast & Community Partner Fair with displays showcasing campus partnerships with community, including service learning, community service, civic engagement, etc.
10:00 am – 10:45 am – Welcome and Regional Economic Impact Announcement
Remarks by: Laura L. Anglin, president of cIcu; Margaret L. Drugovich, president of Hartwick College; Marian Kovatchitch, president of St. Elizabeth College of Nursing; Todd Hutton, president of Utica College, as well as elected officials.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm - "Think Globally, Hire Locally:" A Dialogue About Working with Campuses to Attract and Retain Talent
The panel discussion will highlight partnerships between the organizations that seek to hire students for internships, co-ops, or permanent placement and independent colleges and universities. Attracting and retaining talent in the region will be the overarching theme.
Moderator: Lawrence T. Gilroy, President, Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. and co-chair of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council
- Frank Behlmer, Chief Operating Officer for Global Operations, Bank of New York Mellon
- Steven DiMeo, President, Mohawk Valley EDGE
- Mary McLean Evans, Executive Director, Career Center, Hamilton College
- Peggy O’Shea, President/CEO, Community Foundation of Oneida and Herkimer Counties
- Varinya Sheppard, Chief Nursing Officer at St. Elizabeth Medical Center
- William Streck, CEO of Bassett Health Care
Contact: Jennifer Miller, Director of Communications, cIcu at 518-436-4781 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu)
cIcu is a statewide association representing more than 100 independent colleges and universities in New York State. http://www.cicu.org or http://www.nycolleges.org