The New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library will host a program with Lumina Foundation titled “Higher Education as an Economic Imperative: A Policy Agenda for the Presidential Candidates” on Thursday, January 14 at 8 am in the NHIOP auditorium. This event is cosponsored by the NH High Tech Council, and Council Executive Director Matt Cookson will participate in the program. Cookson is also president of Cookson Strategic Communications, where he works with local and national academic institutions gain visibility through marketing and communications work.
Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, will outline several ways that employers, civic leaders and elected officials can work together to drive talent acquisition and economic vitality in the region. Merisotis will discuss the positive things happening across the nation and New England in the higher education and workforce development arena. Following his keynote, Merisotis will join Cookson and Granite State College President Dr. Mark Rubinstein for a panel discussion moderated by Fred Kocher, owner of Kocher & Company, Inc., former President of the NH High Tech Council, and current Trustee. A book sale and signing of Merisotis’ recent book, “America Needs Talent,” will follow the discussion.
This event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please register online.