CONFERENCE TO HIGHLIGHT COLLEGE COMPLETION INITIATIVES
(Boise). The Idaho State Board of Education, in partnership with K-12 and higher education, business leaders and government representatives, will hold the Complete College Idaho conference on October 30-31, 2012, in the Student Union Building on the campus of Boise State University.
The conference will begin on October 30th with an evening reception hosted by the College Board, the provider of the statewide SAT college entrance exam. BSU Athletic Director Mark Coyle will be the featured speaker at the reception. Attendees will also have an opportunity that evening to talk to representatives from innovative education programs and providers and learn about resources to promote college access and completion.
Among the speakers for the general session on Wednesday, October 31st, are Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter; representatives from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation; and leaders of education partnerships across the state.
Stan Jones, President of Complete College America, will give the keynote address on the 31st. Complete College America is a national nonprofit that works with states to increase the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees and to close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented groups.
Idaho is among the 31 members of the Complete College America Alliance of States, and, as such, has pledged to make college completion a top priority. The State Board of Education has established a 60 percent goal to see that 60 percent of Idahoans between the ages of 25 and 34 achieve a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2020.
To register and view conference details, visit www.regonline.com/CCIdaho.
To learn more about the Idaho State Board of Education, visit www.boardofed.idaho.gov.