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WVU to sponsor legislative forum on education and the economy

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The third annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy will be held in Morgantown Dec. 4. 

Using West Virginia Forward as a blueprint, the non-partisan Forum convenes policy experts, corporate leaders and educational practitioners to discuss the state’s economic opportunities and challenges and to engage legislators on how best to address the current landscape of public education in West Virginia.

The Forum is hosted by the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative and sponsored by West Virginia University, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and numerous community partners.

Quotes and Comments
“Moving West Virginia forward begins with our legislators, so it is our goal to engage them in thorough, nonpartisan discussions in order to determine bold ways to address the most critical issues facing our state.”  

“At both the state and national level, we have powerful evidence of the positive impact of legislative action on the quality of people’s lives. Our legislators need the best and most current information in the field to make that positive impact. That is exactly what the Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy provides, from both local practitioners and national experts.” Donna Hoylman Peduto, executive director, WVPEC

Target Audience
State legislators and policymakers

Educators and administrators 

Corporate/Business community

Entrepreneurs and innovators

WVU Community

Photos and videotaped sessions from previous Forum available for download

Additional spokespeople available upon request, including: 

  • • Eddie Campbell, Superintendent, Monongalia County Schools (keynote speaker)
  • • Jim Denova, Vice President, Benedum Foundation (moderator)
  • • Ted Dintersmith, Educational Innovator (keynote speaker)
  • • Gayle Manchin, Chair, WVPEC
  • Joyce McConnell, Provost, WVU (panel moderator)
  • • Avinandan Mukherjee, Dean, Lewis College of Business, Marshall University (panelist)
  • • Stephen Pruitt, President, Southern Regional Education Board (keynote speaker)
  • Javier Reyes, Dean, John Chambers College of Business and Economics (panelist)
  • • Amanda Winters, Policy Analyst, National Governor’s Association (panelist)


CONTACT: Katie Farmer, Office of the Provost; 315.256.8509

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