Austin College will host the 2021 Public Administration Symposium for faculty and staff on November 18 with a strong lineup of experts discussing “The Economic Impact of Transportation Planning.” The day’s events will occur in the College’s IDEA Center, Room 127. Student and faculty reservations for the luncheon and keynote should be made by Monday, November 15, to email@example.com.
The group will offer insights and data on regional planning for the transportation needs of the future, including freight movement; supply chain; warehousing and logistics; transit-oriented land use; and regional master planning, mobility, alternative transportation (trails, etc.), and public transit. Students should gain an understanding of important public policy issues in transportation as well as how these issues relate to varied career fields.
The symposium includes a morning and afternoon panel plus a luncheon and keynote address. All will be held in the IDEA Center.
November 18, 2021 | IDEA 127
11 – 11:50 a.m. — “Freight Movement and its Impact on Regional Growth.”
- Clay Barnett, P.E. | Executive Director, Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Kent Sharp, CEcD| President, Sherman Economic Development Corp.
- Lynn Gravley | President and CEO, NT Logistics, Frisco
LUNCH & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Noon – 12:55 p.m. Dan Johnson, City Manager of Richardson, Texas, and a 1977 graduate of Austin College, will provide the keynote address.
1-1:50 p.m. — “Transportation Master Planning for People.”
- Dan Perry, P.E. | Transportation Planning and Development Director for TxDOT Paris District
- Clay Barnett, P.E. | Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Tony Kaai, CEcD | President, Denison Development Alliance
- Shellie White | General Manager, TAPS Public Transit
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, global awareness, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 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 12:1 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.