The League of Women Voters of Portland is offering a program to examine the state’s role in public higher education. Representatives of higher education and a state lawmaker will attend the meeting.
The free program is titled Prioritizing the Needs of Higher Education in Oregon: the State’s Role in Changing Times. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Multnomah County Building board room, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Speakers will include Ben Cannon, executive director of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission; Lisa Avery, president of the PCC Sylvania campus; Sona Andrews, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Portland State University; and Sen. Lew Frederick, D-Portland, representing District 22 in North and Northeast Portland.
The discussion areas outlined by the league include issues, challenges and goals for higher education; financial support; and the legislative vision for the state’s role in education.
Additional information is available from the league at 503-228-1675 or gro.x1493451500dpvwl1493451500@ofni1493451500.