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WHO 

Approximately 80 senior leaders from across higher education, industry, philanthropy and government will gather to share ideas, analyze data and take meaningful action to advance college and career outcomes for underrepresented students.

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WHAT 

The symposium will feature inspiring speakers, informative discussions and engaging working sessions designed to produce actionable results. A virtual student panel will infuse the program with diverse student voices to connect us with the individuals our work impacts.

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WHEN & WHERE

Tuesday, Jan. 30 through Thursday, Feb. 1 in Portland, Oregon. Registration is free and includes meals and social activities. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Please RSVP as soon as possible to guarantee and secure your spot.

Featured Presenters

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KEYNOTE
Michelle Weise

Senior Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Innovation Officer
Strada Education Network

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KEYNOTE
Michelle Weise

Senior Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Innovation Officer
Strada Education Network

Michelle is an expert specializing in the connections between higher education and the workforce. Prior to joining Strada in 2017, she served as chief innovation officer for Sandbox ColLABorative at Southern New Hampshire University and as a senior research fellow for higher education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Michelle began her career as an assistant professor in the English Department at Skidmore College and is a former Fulbright Scholar, with doctoral and master’s degrees from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
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Cathy Reynolds

Director of Employment Strategy and Workforce Planning
Legacy Health

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Cathy Reynolds

Director of Employment Strategy and Workforce Planning
Legacy Health

Cathy is an accomplished Human Resources and business leader with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of roles including Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, Organization and Employee Development, and Employee and Labor Relations. She has worked in a variety of sectors ranging from a public university, a gas utility, healthcare, and the military. In her current role, she is responsible for workforce planning and talent acquisition for Legacy Health, a non-profit healthcare system based in Portland, Oregon. At over 13,000 employees, Legacy is one of the top employers in the Portland metropolitan area.

Cathy’s path to Portland has been formative in her commitment to opportunity, equity and inclusion.  Born and raised in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles,” Cathy was frequently exposed to sectarian violence and bigotry. She moved with her family to Calgary, Canada, where she found that those religious, racial and cultural barriers were artificial, and when removed, close friendships followed. Through her journey as a HR leader, including working with union members and negotiators, Cathy gained a deeper commitment to the development of employment opportunity as a source of social and economic success for members of our community.  To that end she is focused on outreach into the community and “in-reach” to Legacy’s own employee population, striving to develop pipelines and pathways to education, overcome barriers to access, and ensure rewarding employment opportunities for all. This focus on educational and employment access and opportunities is critical as a source of diversity, inclusion, and equity as we aspire to deliver culturally competent care to all.

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Ben Cannon

Executive Director
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

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Ben Cannon

Executive Director
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Ben Cannon has served as Executive Director of the Oregon HECC since 2013. In this position, Cannon oversees state funding allocations, policy-setting, and coordination for all of Oregon’s higher education system, including community colleges, public universities, and state financial aid. Cannon is a former teacher, state representative and education policy advisor to the Governor.  Elected three times to the Oregon House of Representatives (2006-2011), he chaired House committees with jurisdiction over environment, energy, and water policy. From 2003 to 2011, he taught humanities to middle school students at the Arbor School of Arts and Education. He earned his BA from Washington University, St. Louis, and attended Oxford University, England, on a Rhodes Scholarship, earning graduate degrees in comparative and international education and philosophy, politics, and economics.

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Farouk Dey

Associate Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Dean of Experiential Education
Stanford University

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Farouk Dey

Associate Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Dean of Experiential Education
Stanford University

Dr. Farouk Dey is Associate Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Dean of Experiential Education at Stanford University, where he oversees BEAM Career Education, Bechtel International Center, the Office of Accessible Education, and the Schwab Learning Center.

He is leading the expansion of experiential education at Stanford and implementing a new vision and a reinvented model of connections, communities, purposeful learning, and meaningful work for college students and alumni.

Dr. Dey has held executive leadership roles at Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Florida, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

His credentials include a PhD in Higher Education Administration, EdS in Higher Education Administration, MBA, MEd in Counseling Psychology, and BBA in Finance. Author of several articles and book chapters, Dr. Dey has served as a consultant for many organizations and universities, faculty at several institutes, and keynote speaker at many conferences in the US and around the world.

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Day 1

Tuesday, Jan. 30

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Symposium Opening Reception

Day 2

Wednesday, Jan. 31

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Symposium Overview

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Main Panel: The College-Career Connection

Featuring:
Ben Cannon, Executive Director, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Carlo Salerno, Vice President of Analytics, Strada Education Network
Farouk DeyAssociate Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Dean of Experiential Education, Stanford University
Cathy Reynolds, Director of Employment Strategy and Workforce Planning, Legacy Health

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Working Group One

Attendees will work in small groups to address critical questions related to incorporating career-focused support throughout the student journey

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote

Michelle Weise, Senior Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Innovation Officer, Strada Education Network

1:35 - 2:45 p.m.

Working Group Two

Continuation of the group working sessions focused on workplace skill development and financial literacy

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Student Virtual Panel

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Willamette River Cruise

Join symposium attendees for a beautiful nighttime cruise of the Willamette river. Dinner, drinks, and fun provided. 
Day 3

Thursday, Feb. 1

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast 

Join colleagues for breakfast and conversation before optional post-symposium activities or departing for home.
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Bonus Sessions 

Join for Bonus Sessions covering topics like career support through the student lifecycle, using data to promote student success, supporting students in finding their life path, and success in the eyes of postsecondary students.
Afternoon

Optional Post-Symposium Activities

We invite you to spend additional time in and around our office to getting to know our coaches and continuing discussions with other Symposium attendees. You're also welcome to use one of our pop in rooms to catch up on emails or other work. We will have pizza for all in the "Living Room" for an informal lunch. Our office will also be open to you all day Friday, February 2. For those interested in an in-depth look at our operation, coach shadows, demos, and roundtables are can be arranged for Thursday afternoon and Friday.

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