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Academic, business leaders examine Prop. 30 effects


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What: “Implications of Prop. 30 for California Public Education and the Capital Region,” a forum presented by Sacramento State and Linking Education and Economic Development (LEED)

When: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Oct. 3

Where: Sacramento State Alumni Center, State University Drive South

Who: Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez and James Beckwith, president and CEO of Five Star Bank, host the presentation.

Keynote address: “California’s Workforce Skills Gap” by Dr. Hans Johnson, Bren Policy Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California.


  • “Statewide Effects on Public Higher Education”: Jon Sharpe, interim chancellor, Los Rios Community College District; Alexander Gonzalez, president, Sacramento State; Linda P.B. Katehi, chancellor, UC Davis; and Pedro Ramirez, vice president of Legislative Affairs, California State Student Association; moderated by Kevin Riggs, senior vice president, Randle Communications.
  • “Economic Impacts on the Capital Region”: Nancy Aaberg, superintendent, Yuba City Unified School District; Kishore Rao, strategic technology and product planning, Intel; Allen W. Warren, president/CEO, New Faze Development; and Jim Williams AIA, principal, Williams+Paddon; moderated by Marcey Brightwell senior vice president, Grayling.

Presentation: “Public Higher Education: A Bipartisan Imperative,” by Michele Siqueiros, executive director, Campaign for College Opportunity.

Closing remarks: Sanjay Varshney, dean, Sacramento State College of Business Administration

Note: The press will have an opportunity for one-on-one interviews with panelists and guest speakers.

For more information, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho