A day-long forum at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Sept. 8, will examine the “History of Education in Kentucky.”
Governmental leaders, historians, educators, journalists and others will discuss the past, present and future of the Commonwealth’s public and private P-16 educational system.
Sponsors of the event, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastern's Perkins Building, are EKU, the University Press of Kentucky, Kentucky Educational Television and WEKU-FM.
Confirmed participants include:
- The keynote luncheon speaker, former Gov. Paul Patton, now president of the University of Pikeville
- Dr. Bob King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
- Dr. Terry Holliday, Kentucky commissioner of education
- Dr Doug Whitlock, president of Eastern Kentucky University
- Stu Silberman, executive director of the Prichard Committee
- Renee Shaw, producer with Kentucky Educational Television
- Elaine Farris, Superintendent of the Clark County Schools and Kentucky's first African American superintendent
- Ruthanne Palumbo, legislator
- Kevin Noland, who co-authored KERA and served as interim Commissioner of Education on more than one occassion; presently teaching at UofL
- Richard Angelo, Professor of Education Policy Studies at UK
- Dr Lindsey Apple, Professor of History, Georgetown College, retired
- Dr John Hardin, Professor of History, Western Kentucky University
- Linda Blackford, reporter, Herald-Leader
- Mark Hebert, Director of Communications, UofL and former reporter for WHAS-TV
- and we are awaiting confirmation from several more panlelists
- P-12 Education: moderated by Bill Goodman, Kentucky Tonight host on KET
- Higher Education: moderated by David Hawpe, retired editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal
- Media Panel: moderated by Tom Eblen, columnist with the Lexington Herald-Leader
The registration fee of $70 (plus $3 handling fee) includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a signed copy of Ellis’s book. To register with Visa or MasterCard, call EKU Conferencing and Events at 859-622-1444 and provide name, title, school/business, telephone number and e-mail address.
For more information about the event or to be placed on the forum’s mailing list, contact Marc Whitt, associate vice president for public relations at EKU, at email@example.com.