Higher Education Forum: Equity in Education


Hosted by Graduate Memphis and the Memphis Area College Presidents Council, the second annual Higher Education Forum on Wednesday, April 18, will explore equity in education.

Stakeholders from all levels of education, business, government, faith-based and educational community-based organizations are encouraged to attend.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Danette Howard, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at the Lumina Foundation. The Lumina Foundation is the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing student access and success in postsecondary education. Howard oversees several of Lumina’s key strategies to increase Americans’ attainment of high-quality postsecondary degrees and credentials, including strategic work in both state and federal policy and the Foundation’s growing national convening function. She also leads the Foundation’s efforts to mobilize and engage employers, metropolitan areas, higher education institutions and other key actors with a stake in postsecondary attainment.

The forum will be held at the University of Memphis University Center Ballroom (320 University Center). Parking is available in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage at Zach Curlin & Walker streets.

The event is FREE to attend, but we ask that you please register here: ow.ly/9hlr30iG57z. A lite breakfast will be provided during registration from 8 – 8:30 a.m. The forum will be from 8:30 – 11 a.m.

For questions, please contact Graduate Memphis at (901) 415-2774 or email gminfo@leadership.org.

Graduate Memphis is an action initiative of Leadership Memphis.