2010 State of the State - Kansas Economic Policy Conference
The 2010 Kansas Economic Policy Conference provides an opportunity to hear Kansas policymakers, educators, and business leaders discuss the impact of P-20 public education on state economic growth and development. Everyone is invited to add their voice to the conversation. This event is October 21 at the Dole Institute of Politics on KU’s west campus in Lawrence or at our satellite locate in Ulysses, Kans. Visit the conference website http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/conferen/kepc10/ to register and learn more about the conference agenda, speakers, and locations. Please note that a reception will be held at the Lawrence location immediately following the conference, hosted by KU’s Provost Jeffrey Vitter.
This event is presented by the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas and co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost at the University of Kansas, the KU Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Activity, Pioneer Communications, and Grant County Chamber of Commerce.
Speakers and panelists include:
Higher Education as an Engine for Regional Economic Growth
Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, DC-based technology policy think tank. He is also author of the State New Economy Index series and the book, The Past And Future Of America’s Economy: Long Waves Of Innovation That Power Cycles Of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2005). He has an extensive background in technology policy, he has conducted ground-breaking research projects on technology and innovation, is a valued adviser to state and national policy makers, and a popular speaker on innovation policy nationally and internationally.
Morning Panelists: The State of Kansas Public Education
P-20: The Costs and Benefits
The State of the Public Education Budget
Duane Goossen, Secretary, Kansas Department of Administration and Director, Kansas Division of the Budget
Talent Development through Public Education – an Economic Imperative for Kansas
Kathryn Hund, Director, Workforce Training & Education Services, Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas Department of Commerce
The State of P-12 (Ulysses)
Sally Cauble, Kansas State Board of Education, State Board District 5, Liberal
The Legislative Perspective (Ulysses)
Rep. Don Hineman, Kansas House of Representative, 118th District, Dighton
The State of Community and Technical Colleges
Jacqueline Vietti, President, Butler County Community College, El Dorado
The State of Workforce Development in Community and Technical Colleges (Ulysses)
Dale Reed, Associate Dean of Educational Services, Seward County Community College, Liberal
The Business Community’s Expectations for Education
Terrence (Terry) P. Dunn, President and CEO, J. E. Dunn Construction Company, Kansas City
The Legislative Perspective
Sen. Stephen Morris, Kansas Senate, District 39, Hugoton
Afternoon Panelists: The Role of the Public University in the Kansas Economy
Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, The University of Kansas
Donald Beggs, President, Wichita State University
Ruth Dyer, Senior Vice Provost, Kansas State University
Edward Hammond, President, Fort Hays State University
Michael Lane, President, Emporia State University
Steve Scott, President, Pittsburg State University