Area Thought Leaders Convene on the Evolving Face of Higher Ed

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 22, 2016) — Preparation and outcomes. MOOCs and technology. Evolving demographics. Universities as economic drivers. Increasing access for the underserved. These are just a few of the topics a panel of higher education thought leaders discussed at the Albany Business Review’s interactive roundtable discussion on Wednesday.

UAlbany Provost

UAlbany Provost James Stellar 

The industry conversation was held at UAlbany’s Massry Center for Business. It featured UAlbany Provost James Stellar and Vice President for Health Sciences and Biomedical Initiatives Laura Schweitzer, alongside higher education thought leaders Dr. James N. Baldwin, executive vice president, Excelsior College; Susan W. Beatty, provost, Sage Colleges; Alicia Ouellette, president and dean, Albany Law; and Tony Collins, president, Clarkson University. Mike DeMasi, a senior reporter from the Albany Business Review, moderated the discussion.

The engaging, informal event was sponsored by the Albany Business Review and the law firm Hodgson Russ LLP. A round-up of the discussion will be published in the May 6 issue of the Business Review.

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