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Thursday, May 4 • 9:05am - 9:50am
Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

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Last authorized in 2008, the Higher Education Act affords many opportunities to advance career readiness at the postsecondary level by strengthening connections to the labor market, expanding financial aid options and supporting cross-systems collaboration. This panel, led by national experts in higher education, will provide an update on HEA reauthorization efforts and explore how the legislation can be used to strengthen CTE.

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John Cech

Deputy Commissioner, Montana University System
John Cech is the Montana University System’s Deputy Commissioner of Dr. John E. Cech has been a transformational leader in Montana higher education for over 25 years. Cech is currently the Deputy Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs for the Montana University System where he serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Montana University System. Included within his responsibilities are the... Read More →

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David Baime

Vice President for Government Relations, American Association of Community Colleges
Vice President for Government Relations, American Association of Community Colleges
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Kermit Kaleba

Federal Policy Director, National Skills Coalition
Kermit Kaleba is the federal policy director at National Skills Coalition, where he directs the organization's Washington-based efforts to advance a national skills strategy within federal legislation, agency regulation and national funding initiatives. Kermit assists state and local leaders in federal policy advocacy both within Washington and in their home districts and works with National Skills Coalition field staff and partner organizations to help improve state and local implementation of federal programs. Kermit was previously... Read More →

Jane Oates

VP External Affairs, Apollo Education

Iris Palmer

Senior Policy Analyst, New America

Thursday May 4, 2017 9:05am - 9:50am
Blue Room

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