Hiram College

Senator Sherrod Brown is hosting the third annual Ohio College and University Presidents’ Conference today, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. More than 50 college presidents, including President Thomas V. Chema of Hiram College, will attend the special event to discuss higher education priorities.

In addition to Senator Brown, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), the Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), ranking member of the HELP Committee will address the assembled group of college and university presidents. Martha Kanter, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education and Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut will also address the group.

The conference will focus on best practices for matching workforce development education with the needs of potential employers and emerging industries.

Live video from the conference taking place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. will be available online.