Panel 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 invites higher education and policy leaders to join us at a California-focused panel on higher education innovation taking place at the 13th annual ASU+GSV Summit on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 3:50 p.m. with a reception immediately after at 4:30 p.m. It will be held in the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s La Jolla AB room.

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

  • 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 will provide opportunities for California’s policy and higher education leaders to connect with the innovators, entrepreneurs, and technologists from across the world.

On April 19, California Competes is also hosting its 2nd convening of higher education leaders to continue to refine a statewide roadmap for the future of online education in California. It will be from 12:00-2:00 P.M. at the 12-2 PM La Jolla AB, 2nd Floor. 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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