Posts Tagged ‘Higher Education’

Elizabeth Davis, President, Furman University

Posted on: July 17th, 2017 by Allison Andrews

Panelists include: Carlos Phillips, Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Joe Stewart, NC FreeEnterprise Foundation

Beth Dinndorf, President, Columbia College

Posted on: February 29th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

Walker Sanders, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and Bernadette Hampton, The South Carolina Education Association join the discussion as panelists.

Dr. Elizabeth Davis, President, Furman University

Posted on: October 24th, 2015 by Allison Andrews

Expectations in Education: Melanie Barton, Executive Director, The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and Dan Kimberg, Executive Director, Student U, join as panelists. Topics include: diversity in education, closing the achievement gap, and the value of a liberal arts education.

Thomas W. Ross, President, University of North Carolina

Posted on: September 25th, 2015 by Allison Andrews

The outgoing UNC President talks candidly with panelists Bernadette Hampton, President of The South Carolina Education Association and Walter McDowell, Chairman of BEST NC. Topics include creating a new workforce for the future, teacher recruitment and retention, and the vision of higher education.

Scott Ralls, President, North Carolina Community College System

Posted on: June 20th, 2015 by Allison Andrews

Mebane Rash, EdNC and Scott Price, SC School Boards Association fill out the conversation on education, from accessibility and quality to reform.

Political Civility

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by admin

While much has been written about the contentious policies adopted this year under the Republican-led legislature in North Carolina, Lt. Governor Dan Forest points to meaningful bills which passed with little fanfare and bipartisan support. On this program, the Lt. Governor discusses the state of civility in politics and his views on priorities at the General Assembly in 2014. Kathy Almond of the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce and Andy Brack of the Statehouse Report join the dialogue.



Blueprint for Higher Standards

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by admin

As Clemson University President James Barker steps down from his post after 14 years at the helm, momentum for substantial changes in public education appears to be building among both political leaders and the business community. On this program, Barker explains how Clemson’s new School of Education aims to be part of the state’s tranformation in public schools, and why longevity in college administration is crucial for raising the standards in higher education. Trip DuBard of South Carolina Future Minds and Ivan Urlaub of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association join the discussion.



Access to Higher Education

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 by admin

The recent economic shift has significantly increased competition amongst college graduates in the workplace. In order to maximize the potential of future success for graduates, institutions are placing more emphasis on equipping students with real world and internship experiences. On this program, Davidson College President Carol Quillen discusses the social and economic impacts of liberal arts colleges with South Carolina Chamber of Commerce chief Otis Rawl and Elizabeth Brazas of the Community Foundation of Western NC.

Paralyzing Politics

Posted on: July 15th, 2011 by admin

While boisterous political pundits occupy airtime on cable channels and sling words across blogs on the internet, Furman University President Rod Smolla witnesses first-hand the impression this discourse has on young people. On this program, the constitutional scholar shares his thoughts on the downside of social media, the transformative force of the internet on politics, and the rising cost of a college education. Robert Orr of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law and Grady Johnson of S.C. Business Publications join the conversation.

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