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CASE President Sue Cunningham

At a time when colleges and universities are under the microscope as never before, The College of Saint Rose proudly introduces a new event to create crucial dialogue about the future of higher education. Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), launches The Michael and Margaret Picotte Presidential Lecture in Higher Education Innovation and Leadership with a talk titled, “Toward a More Meaningful Dialogue about the Value of Higher Education.” The lecture will be held on April 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Touhey Forum of the Thelma P. Lally School of Education, 1009 Madison Avenue, Albany.

Recent events in education – admissions scandals, rising tuition, and enrollment challenges – have catalyzed conversations about wealth, entitlement, and the promise of higher education for underserved students. Cunningham will explore the relationship between institutions and communities and how colleges and universities can transform lives and society.

The new lectureship was established with an endowed gift by Michael and Margaret Picotte to further the reputation of Saint Rose as a national model of innovation in higher education and in recognition of President Carolyn J. Stefanco’s leadership in higher education. The annual speaker series will bring education leaders, business experts, and researchers and practitioners to Saint Rose to share innovations and best practices.

Read more about the Picotte lecture.