CBHE Board Forum Summary

CBHE holds unprecedented Board Forum for college and university leaders

The CBHE hosted a first of its kind conference on June 7, 2012, at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbia, to bring together representatives from local governing boards, state and national experts and elected officials. Objectives of the conference were to provide opportunities to:

Use the links below for a comprehensive summary of the day's events.

Summary of Board Forum

Governor's Welcome

Keynote Address, Rich Novak, Association of Governing Boards

Missouri Budget Outlook, Linda Luebbering

Luncheon Address, Stan Jones, Complete College America

Small Group Discussion Summary

Board Forum Speakers

Board Forum Sponsors

Forum held June 7, 2012

Governor Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon Nixon signed legislation

Governor Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon Nixon signed legislation drafted by Sen. David Pearce and Rep. Mike Thomson that will make transferring credits easier for Missouri students.

Rich Novak, senior vice president of the Association of Governing Boards

Rich Novak, senior vice president of the Association of Governing Boards, told college and university presidents and board members from every institution in Missouri that governing boards must advocate for higher education with a unified voice if the U.S. is to regain its leadership in educational attainment.

Stan Jones, founder of Complete College America

Stan Jones, founder of Complete College America, said the need for remedial coursework is an obstacle to graduation for too many students. His complete speech can be found here, recorded by Bob Priddy of Missourinet.

 

Participants at the Board Forum split into small groups

Participants at the Board Forum split into small groups to discuss degree attainment, funding for higher education, and business and industry partnerships.

Board Forum

The Board Forum brought together board members and presidents from Missouri colleges and universities, in addition to representatives from the departments of Economic Development and Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Missouri School Board Association. More than 120 participants registered for the event.