Higher education leaders to share priorities, challenges

Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Michelle Johnson, Jill Tiefenthaler, Lance Bolton 

The leaders of El Paso County’s dominant colleges and universities will talk about critical issues facing higher education during a forum sponsored by the UCCS Center for the Study of Government and the Individual.

UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, superintendent, United States Air Force Academy, Jill Tiefenthaler, president, Colorado College, and Lance Bolton, president, Pikes Peak Community College, will speak at 11:30 a.m. April 2 at Colorado Springs Country Club, 333 Templeton Gap Road.

Tickets are $30 and include lunch. To attend the event, contact Jane Muller, general professional, Center for the Study of Government and the Individual, [email protected] or 255-4093.

This is the seventh year the leaders of the four colleges have provided a joint update and overview of the challenges. The event is often attended by community leaders and elected officials.

Last year, the leaders of the four institutions announced a new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurism designed to keep the region’s best and brightest students in the region following graduation.

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