Higher Ed’s Role in Addressing Workforce

Michael Cassidy
Sep 15 2017
10:15 am - 11:30 am

Higher Ed’s Role in Addressing Workforce

A skilled workforce is essential in the innovation economy. Part of higher ed’s output are educated citizens that make up the future workforce, but beyond that general goal, what exactly is higher ed’s role in addressing companies’ workforce needs. In this session, we’ll consider the role that higher ed plays, misconceptions about what it is and is not doing, and then take a look at examples where higher ed is working with industry to address workforce shortages.


  • Mike Cassidy, President and CEO, Georgia Research Alliance


  • Debbie Hughes, Vice President of Higher Education and Workforce, Business – Higher Education Forum
  • Geniphyr Ponce-Pore, Director of Regional Engagement Hubs, Colorado State University Office of Engagement/Extension