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State of Education

Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Chamber will host its annual State of Education virtually. The event will include panels of area educators and resource partners about northeast Oklahoma's talent pipeline. Representatives from K-12, higher education and partner organizations will discuss how their efforts and collaboration have helped increase the region's ability to retain recent grads. 

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Leigh Goodson, president & CEO, Tulsa Community College

K-12: The Current Realities and Opportunities for Students and Educators
Dr. Deborah Gist, superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools
Dr. Stacey Butterfield, superintendent, Jenks Public Schools
Dr. Amy Fichtner, superintendent, Owasso Public Schools

Higher Ed: Collaborative Strategies to Increase Degree Attainment
Dr. Laura Latta, director of post-secondary partnerships and research, ImpactTulsa
Dr. Cindy Hess, chair, Tulsa higher education task force
Dr. Mary Jo Self, associate professor and president of the university council for workforce and human resource education, OSU-Tulsa.

Talent Attraction & Retention: Utilizing Tulsa’s Strengths to Grow the Talent Pool

Rue Ramsey, vice president of workforce and talent strategies, Tulsa Regional Chamber
Brandon Oldham, program officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation
Ashley Philippsen, deputy chief of community development and policy, City of Tulsa

Closing remarks

Dr. Leigh Goodson, president & CEO, Tulsa Community College


The event will stream live at


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Supporting sponsors

CF Industries
Joshi Technologies International, Inc.
QuikTrip Corp.





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