The North Dakota University System has scheduled nine “Pillar” events that will continue the discussions started earlier this year at the Envision 2030 education summit.
The events will take place throughout the state starting next week and running through October. In May the initial Envision 2030 breakout sessions allowed stakeholders from the academic, business and legislative communities to discuss and set short-term, mid-term and long-term goals for higher education in North Dakota. The Pillar events will continue those discussions with further input from expanded groups of stakeholders on how to best reach those goals.
Chancellor Mark Hagerott said the events will shape the future of higher education in the state.
“We’re excited to begin this next series of discussions with input from lawmakers, business and industry representatives, staff, faculty, and of course, students,” Hagerott said. “We’ve come together to set the goals, now we’ll come together again to discuss how we can best reach them.”
The schedule of Pillar events is as follows (all times listed are Central Time):
Thursday, Sept. 15. 10 a.m.-noon. Dickinson State University. Diversity.
Wednesday, Sept. 21. 6-8 p.m. Williston State College. Energy.
Thursday, Oct. 6. 1-3 p.m. Valley City State University. Liberal Arts & Humanities.
Tuesday, Oct. 11. 8-10 a.m. University of North Dakota. Tomorrow’s Student.
Thursday, Oct. 13. 1-3 p.m. North Dakota State University. Agriculture.
Tuesday, Oct. 18. 1-3 p.m. Lake Region State College. Health Care.
Wednesday, Oct. 19. 1-3 p.m. Bismarck State College. Technology.
Thursday, Oct. 20. 1-3 p.m. North Dakota State College of Science (Fargo). Manufacturing.
Wednesday, Oct. 26. 1-3 p.m. Minot State University. The Whole Student.
Participants interested in attending one or many Pillar events may RSVP at this link.