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2019 Legislative Preview — College IS for Everyone: Making the Case for Higher Ed

Thurs. Jan. 10, 2019      7–8:30 p.m.

HUB Lyceum

Higher education is the surest path to opportunity. That’s why the UW and Washington’s other public institutions are working hard to help more students get to college, graduate and do great things.

Leaders from the state legislature, the UW, and Washington’s community and technical colleges will come together for an evening of moderated discussion at the fifth annual Legislative Preview event. This two-part program will examine the public perception of higher education, its value proposition and issues of access.

The first panel will explore the different paths for attaining a college or post-secondary credential, highlighting UW’s work to expand access to four-year degrees to transfer students.

The second panel will be a conversation with Democrat and Republican state lawmakers about the Legislature’s investment in higher education ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

Cost: Free

For more context on this topic, see the recent Seattle Times op-ed by President Cauce, Jan Yoshiwara and WSU President Kirk Schulz.


Part I (7:00–7:45 p.m.)

Moderator: David Domke, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication, UW

Ana Mari Cauce, President, UW

David Domke, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication, UW

Sheila Edwards Lange, President, Seattle Central College

Johnatan Rivera, UW Student, transfer from Yakima Valley College, currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration

Jan Yoshiwara, Washington Student Achievement Council Board Member and Executive Director of Washington’s State Board for Community and Technical Colleges


Part II (7:50–8:30 p.m.)

Moderator: Sarah Reyneveld, Assistant Attorney General and UWAA Board Member

State Sen. Marko Liias (D-21)

Sarah Reyneveld, Assistant Attorney General and UWAA Board Member

Rep. Drew Stokesbary (R-31)

Rep. Vandana Slatter (D-48)

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