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DRAFT AGENDA

Last updated Wednesday, April 13, 2010, at 4 p.m. Subject to change. Final agenda will be available at registration the morning of the conference.

Student staff advisors are invited to meet during the morning and afternoon student sessions. Conference Room E and F, on the fourth floor of the Federal Reserve Bank, will be available for your use.

Moderator:

Clantha McCurdy, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Access and Student Financial Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee/Refreshments

9:15 a.m.

Welcome
Michael Mizzoni, Student Member, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Marques Benton, Assistant Vice President, Public & Community Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

9:30 a.m.

Keynote
The Honorable Benjamin B. Downing, Senate Co-chair, Joint Committee on Higher Education
The Honorable David M. Torrisi, House Co-chair, Joint Committee on Higher Education

Note: Brief Q & A to follow.
10:15 a.m.
Open Forum Discussion – Public Higher Education in Massachusetts
Charles F. Desmond, Chairman, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

11:15 a.m.

Advocacy Issues – Breakout Interest Sessions Choose One

  1. What Kind of Leader Are You?
    Ferd Wulkan, Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM)
    Alex Kulenovic, Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM)

  2. Go Public! How to Advocate & Educate through the Media
    Katy Abel, Associate Commissioner for External Affairs, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    Sarah Mealey, Director of Publications and New Media, Department of Higher Education

  3. Go Public! How to Advocate & Educate through the Legislature
    Nate Mackinnon, Assistant Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

12:15 p.m.

LUNCHEON

1 p.m.
Presentation: Federal Reserve Student Internship Program
Lynn E. Browne, Executive Vice President and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
1:15 p.m.
Presentation: Student Leadership
Paul Reville, Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Education
2 p.m.

Segmental Discussion Group Meetings

  1. Community Colleges
    Vivian Ostrowski, SGA Adviser, Holyoke Community College

  2. State Colleges
    Alan Waters, Graduate Intern, Office of Student Development,
    Fitchburg State College


  3. University of Massachusetts
    Rosie Austin, Chair, Student Advisory Council
    Michael Mizzoni, Student Member, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

3 p.m.

Wrap-Up
Rosie Austin, Chair, Student Advisory Council
Michael Mizzoni, Student Member, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

3:30 p.m.

Conclusion – Door Prizes & Give-Aways


 


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