VANCOUVER –  Ann Daley, executive director of the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, will address “System Design: A Roadmap for Higher Education in Washington,” at the Chancellor’s Seminar Series at 11:45 a.m. Friday, March 5 in the Firstenburg Student Commons.
The 2009 legislature gave an important assignment to Washington state’s higher education leadership: propose cost-effective ways for the state to meet two aggressive goals. The first goal is to increase the number of college graduates. The second goal is to make college accessible to more of the state’s increasingly diverse population. State lawmakers will use the System Design Plan to make decisions that will build a higher education system capable of achieving these goals.

Daley will share background information on the system design effort and describe recommendations that have come from the state’s higher education community.

Daley has a long and distinguished career in Washington state government. She was appointed as executive director of the Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2007.  Daley is a member of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Executive Cabinet. Prior to this appointment, Daley served as executive director for Washington Learns, Gov. Gregoire’s 18-month comprehensive study of early learning, K-12 and higher education in Washington, which issued its final report in November 2006.

The Chancellor’s Seminar Series is open to the public. Tickets are $25 and include the lecture, lunch and parking. For tickets call 360-546-9580.

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