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Past · October 14, 2015

Higher Education and California’s Economic Future

2015 Speaker Series on California's Future

October 14, 2015 · 8:00 pm

Sheraton Grand Hotel Sacramento
1230 J Street, Magnolia room
Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

California’s economy increasingly relies on highly educated workers—and its higher education system is not keeping pace. To meet future economic demand, the state needs to set new statewide goals for higher education. Join us for an in–depth conversation between PPIC President Mark Baldassare and Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, followed by a panel discussion with experts and elected leaders.


11:45 a.m. Registration begins

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Donna Lucas, founder and CEO, Lucas Public Affairs

12:10 p.m. One-on-One Conversation
Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California

Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: John Diaz, editorial page editor, San Francisco Chronicle

Catharine Baker, member, California State Assembly

Hans Johnson, senior fellow, PPIC

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, superintendent-president, Long Beach Community College District

Timothy White, chancellor, The California State University

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Access Affordability Completion Economy Equity Finance Higher Education Workforce Needs