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:
- Build relationships with colleagues and experts in the field of higher education
- Learn about the broader perspective of the Missouri higher education system and how individual institutions fit within it
- Develop an understanding of the common challenges faced by all higher education institutions
- Develop a better understanding of how boards contribute to institutional and education systems success
Use the links below for a comprehensive summary of the day's events.
Forum held June 7, 2012
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, 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, 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 to discuss degree attainment, funding for higher education, and business and industry partnerships.
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.