ICYMI: Dr. Jez on “Nation State of Play” Podcast

How California Higher Education and Workforce Can Emerge Stronger and More Equitable Post Pandemic

Dr. Su Jin Gatlin Jez recently joined Neptune Ops Partner and Co-Founder Bryan Miller for an informative discussion on his podcast, “Nation State of Play.” Their conversation covered California Competes’s research priorities, the importance of consistent statewide policymaking and coordination, credit for prior learning, and more. Listen to the full episode here.

Higher ed is both a vaccine and an antidote for economic stagnation—for individuals and the state.

Dr. Su Jin Gatlin Jez

“Higher ed is both a vaccine and an antidote for economic stagnation—for individuals and the state,” said Dr. Jez. “If you care about the economy, you have to care about the people who fuel the economy—and vice versa.”

As policy priorities—both at California Competes and in state government—have shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related socio-economic crises, Dr. Jez dove into how recent research has shown ways for an invigorated higher education sector to help California get its state and regional economies back on track.

Listen to the full interview here.

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