Denver Workshop - Presentations

Making Public Colleges Tuition Free

A Workshop for State Leaders



The New Economic Reality: Why States Need to Assure Higher Education Achievement

Former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer - Presentation


A View from the States

Dustin Weeden, Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures - Presentation

Sarah Pingel, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Commission of the States

Stephen Parker, Legislative Director, Education & Workforce Committee, National Governor’s Association


What’s in Your Promise: Promise Policy Options and Implementation Considerations

Emily House, Assistant Executive Director of Policy, Planning, and Research, Tennessee Higher Education Commission  - Presentation

Bob Brew, Deputy Executive Director, Oregon Higher Education Commission - Presentation

Kevin Gallagher, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo - Presentation


Adult Promise Programs

Emily House, Assistant Executive Director of Policy, Planning, and Research, Tennessee Higher Education Commission  - Presentation

Andy Carlson, Principal Policy Analyst, SHEEO - Presentation


Keynote Address

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges


Building Political Support for Promise Programs

Jack MacKenzie, Executive Vice President, Penn Schoen and Berland

Adam Gerchick, Project Manager, Penn Schoen and Berland



Funding and Sustaining Promise Programs – Panel Discussion

Mark Schneider, Vice President and Institute Fellow, AIR - Presentation

Michael Nettles, Senior Vice President, Policy Evaluation & Research Center, ETS - Presentation


Putting It All Together: Three Step Process for Designing a State Promise Program

Morley Winograd, President and CEO

Laird Harris, Secretary-Treasurer


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