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Senator Edward Kennedy to Keynote
League for Innovation Conference

Kennedy leads Keynote address at Innovations Conference

PHOENIX, AZ - January 28, 2002—The League for Innovation in the Community College announced today that Senator Edward Kennedy is expected to provide the keynote address at the League's 2002 Innovations Conference. Kennedy will discuss the role of community colleges in the United States, and the impact of current issues on community college's role in education. Carol D'Amico, Assistant Secretary, Office of Vocational & Adult Education, US Department of Education, will introduce Kennedy at the conference. Senator Kennedy joins fellow keynote speakers Tina Sung, President and CEO of the American Society for Training and Development; Hillary Pennington, Vice Chairman and CEO, Jobs for the Future; Amado Peña, Southwestern Artist and Educator; and Mark D. Milliron, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College.

The Innovations Conference is dedicated to improving student and organizational learning through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation. Attended by community college educators from around the world, Innovations attendees come together to exchange ideas, highlight successes and stumbling blocks, and look to the future. In addition to educational and informational sessions, forums, and roundtables, attendees will also attend exhibits of vendor solutions and demonstrations.

"Attendees work together to improve student and organizational learning by exploring innovations across the community college" explains Gerardo de los Santos, Vice President, League for Innovation. "This includes conference tracks focusing on learning and teaching, leadership and organization, workforce preparation and development, student services and activities, basic skills and developmental education, and resource development and foundation management."

Hosted by Bunker Hill Community College, the 2002 Innovations Conference will be held March 17 - 20, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

About The League for Innovation in the Community College

The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. Nineteen CEOs from some of the most influential, resourceful, and dynamic community colleges and districts in the world comprise the League's board of directors, and more than 750 institutions from 10 different countries are members. In addition, the League partners with more than 100 leading corporations, and works with a host of other nonprofit foundations and government agencies. With this innovative core of directors, members, partners, and collaborators, the League hosts conferences and institutes, develops Web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides services, and leads projects and initiatives in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. For more information on the League's award-winning programs, publications, and services, visit www.league.org.

 

Contact:
Greg Luce
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