EWC hosting EAEC discussion meetings

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Eastern Wyoming College will be hosting discussion meetings in conjunction with the Wyoming Educational Attainment Executive Council (EAEC) on Wednesday, September 18th. Education leaders are encouraged to attend from 9:00 -11:00 am in Tebbet room 131, business leaders are encouraged to attend from 1:30-3:30 in Tebbet room 131. A session for students will be held during the lunch hour.

The EAEC was established by executive order of former Governor Matt Mead and is charged with the responsibility of developing 5 and 10-year Strategic Plans aimed at meeting Wyoming’s ambitious educational attainment goals. Those goals are that 67 percent of Wyoming’s working age population will possess a postsecondary credential (certificate or degree) of value by 2025 and 82 percent of the population will have reached that level of attainment by 2040. Governor Gordon has continued these initiatives in his first year of office.  The executive order establishing these goals and the EAEC can be viewed at:

http://communitycolleges.wy.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Exec-Order-2018-4-Educational-Attainment-Executive-Council-Aug-23-2018.pdf.

In developing these strategic plans, the EAEC is seeking a wide range of views from important stakeholders in the education, government, and business communities. It has contracted with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) to gather the input that will be critical to strategic plans that thoughtfully reflect the unique contexts, characteristics, and challenges of Wyoming and is various geographic regions.

Attendance at the meeting is requested to provide the EAEC with insight to the ‘on the ground’ needs in your region as it relates to business and education.  Participation in this meeting is vital to helping the EAEC create strategic plan that will meet the future challenges of the state system of higher education.

For more information or questions, please contact Sally Watson at 307.532.8303.

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