Utah K-20 Summit: Nov. 14, 2019

Utah Valley University, Sorensen Student Center, Room 206

Nov. 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Board of Regents 50th Anniversary Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a conversation with members of the state’s education governing boards, policymakers, and state-level leaders on the transition from high school to college, focusing on postsecondary access and earning college credit in high school.

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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Morning Convening

  1. Welcome: Astrid S. Tuminez, President, Utah Valley University
  2. Remarks: Mark Huntsman, Chair of the Utah State Board of Education; Nina Barnes, Vice Chair of the USHE Board of Regents; and Steven Moore, Chair of the UTech Board of Trustees
  3. Remarks: Lt. Governor Spencer Cox
  4. Utah’s changing demographics and challenges with the talent pipeline: Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean in the David Eccles School of Business and Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah
  5. Utah’s growing opportunity gap: Carrie Mayne, Associate Commissioner of Workforce and Research, Utah System of Higher Education
  6. Panel discussion on the importance of the transition from high school to postsecondary education: Dave Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Higher Education; Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent; and Jared Haines, Commissioner of Technical Education
  7. Overview of goals and anticipated outcomes for the day: Dave Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Higher Education

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions (two 1.5-hour sessions that will repeat)

A) Earning Postsecondary Credit in High School

  • Increasing access to accelerated coursework (Advanced Placement/Concurrent Enrollment/International Baccalaureate)
  • Career and Technical Education certificates in high school
  • College and Career Readiness Plans in high school
  • Discussion

B) Postsecondary Access

  • Statewide expansion of the Utah College Advising Corps
  • Prioritization of state scholarships
  • FAFSA completion in Utah
  • Key external partners to aid in college access: Utah Futures, United Way, Keys to Success
  • Discussion

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Discussion and Next Steps

  1. Review discussion from each breakout session
  2. Discussion: Proposed Joint Board Resolution
  3. Next steps: Dave Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Higher Education 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USHE Board of Regents with invited guests, special remarks, and hors d’oeuvres at Utah Valley University’s Grand Ballroom.

For questions or to RSVP to the K-20 Summit, please contact Erin Klebba at eklebba@ushe.edu