SHERMAN, TEXAS — Austin College will welcome leaders in education for The Public Administration Symposium beginning at 10 a.m. on November 16th in Wright Campus Center’s Mabee Hall. The symposium is titled The Changing Landscape of American Education: Challenges and Opportunities. Registration is required to attend any of the sessions.
The event will be separated into three one-hour sessions:
|Panel I: Education Leaders 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Moderator||Nick Frederick ’20||Frisco ISD|
|Panelist||Clint Sadler ’02||Principal, Princeton High School (Princeton, TX)|
|Panelist||Dr. Kyla Prusak ’05||Principal, Minnett Elementary School (Frisco, TX)|
|Panelist||Ashley Gannon ’06||Principal, Calhoun Elementary School (Prosper, TX)|
|Panel II: Superintendents 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.|
|Moderator||Dr. Heather Carnes ’96||Winona ISD|
|Panelist||Dr. Tyson Bennett ’92||Sherman ISD|
|Panelist||Dr. Jason Johnston||Celina ISD|
|Panelist||Dr. Mike Waldrip||Frisco ISD|
|Keynote Luncheon 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Guest Speaker||Eartha Linson ’97||Principal, Wakefield Elementary School|
The symposium, sponsored by the Austin College Pre-Law Society, Student Assembly, and The Sumners Foundation, is free and open to the public.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, pre-professional foundations, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 44 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 50 percent of students identifying as persons of color. The residential student body of approximately 1,300 students and an expert faculty of more than 100 educators allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. Related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Austin College cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. The College, founded in 1849, is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.