Cameron University Business Research Center to host business forum focusing on education’s role in regional economic development

Cameron University’s Bill W. Burgess, Jr. Business Research Center (BBRC) will host a business forum on the role of education in regional economic development on Tuesday, April 28, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Buddy Green Room of the McMahon Centennial Complex. The keynote speaker will be Natalie Shirley, Oklahoma Secretary of Education and Workforce Development and President, Oklahoma State University-OKC. The forum is open to the public at no charge.

“Education is critical to regional economic development and social progress in creating critical skills that are required for economic development,” says Dr. Syed Ahmed, Director, BBRC. “Education also opens up enormous opportunities for college graduates, positioning them to have a positive impact on the economic development of their communities.”

A panel discussion will take place following Shirley’s presentation. Joining the panel will be Randy Batt, Superintendent, Cache Public Schools; Dr. Terry Conley, Dean of the School of Science and Technology, Cameron University; Tom Deighan, Superintendent, Lawton Public Schools; and Roger Hill, Superintendent, Altus Public Schools.

For more information, contact Dr. Ahmed at 581-2430.

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April 17k 2015

PR#15-079