The UNC Charlotte Department of Educational Leadership will host its first annual Distinguished Speaker Series at 5 p.m. , Oct. 24, in the Cone University Center Lucas Room. Bill Harrison, North Carolina State Board of Education Chairman, will deliver the keynote address titled, “A Vision for Public Education in North Carolina.”
The speaker series will serve as a forum for educational stakeholders to address 21st century standards, challenges and best practices in education. Featured guest speakers will share insight and critical perspectives on education, its delivery, and impact on student performance. Policymakers, educational leaders, teachers and community members are invited to participate.
Harrison was appointed to the State Board of Education by Gov. Beverly Perdue in March 2009. A native of Pennsylvania, Harrison has served North Carolina public schools throughout his career. In addition to more than 11 years as superintendent in Cumberland County, he has served as superintendent in Orange County and in Hoke County. He also has served as an assistant superintendent in BrunswickCounty and as a principal and teacher.
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Townsend, 704-687-8998.