Panel and Reception on California Higher Education Innovation at the ASU+GSV Summit

April 17, 2023
 – 03:50 PM 
to April 19, 2023 
– 02:00 PM

California Competes: Higher Education for a Strong Economy participated in a California-focused panel on higher education innovation that took place at the 13th annual ASU+GSV Summit on April 17, 2023, with a reception immediately after.

The panel dicussed emergent and persistent challenges facing California higher education and workforce development and opportunities for innovation to help advance state goals. Speakers included:

  • Ben Chida, Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Governor Gavin Newsom;
  • Sonya Christian, Chancellor of the California Community Colleges
  • Marlene Garcia, Executive Director of the California Student Aid Commission
  • Alan Arkatov, Founding Director of USC’s Center EDGE and the Katzman/Ernst Chair for Educational Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Innovation;
  • Maria Anguiano, UC Regent and EVP of ASU’s Learning Enterprise; and
  • Su Jin Jez, CEO of California Competes.

After the panel’s generative conversations, the reception provided opportunities for California’s policy and higher education leaders to connect with the innovators, entrepreneurs, and technologists from across the world. Thank you to the reception sponsor, Michelson 20MM.

On April 19, California Competes also hosted its 2nd convening of higher education leaders to continue to refine a statewide roadmap for the future of online education in California. The previous convening was held in December 2022 in Half Moon Bay.

The ASU+GSV summit brings together over 20,000 leaders across the world to connect and share ideas for modernizing systems in education and talent. To learn more about the event, click here.

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