Four university and college Presidents will be the guest speakers at a luncheon with regional business leaders on Wednesday, June 27th, hosted by Hodges University at its Fort Myers campus. In attendance will be Terry McMahan, President of Hodges, Richard Pegnetter, interim President at Florida Gulf Coast University, Robert R. Jones from Edison College, and Nick Healy from Ave Maria University. The session, “Is Our Education Delivery System on the Right Track?” will be moderated by Steve Calabro of Southwest Florida College.
At Hodges University, President McMahan is passionate about the needs of higher education in our community. “Clearly, higher education and economic development are inextricably linked to one another,” said McMahan. “As this region of Florida continues its exponential growth, the need for a highly educated, quality workforce is even more evident. To assure continued economic development and growth, colleges and universities must be key partners throughout the process.”
The luncheon is part of the monthly series of meetings conducted by the Chamber of Southwest Florida, a regional business organization that builds leadership as a strategic contribution to the community. For more information or to reserve seating, please contact the Chamber of Southwest Florida at 239-278-4001. Seating will be confirmed on a first come basis.