Photo and news opportunity as the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education host the third annual Oklahoma Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Conference. National, state and local higher education leaders will join Oklahoma public school educators to learn more about innovative strategies for student success, best practices in staff development and effective methods for school improvement.
In addition, Dr. Kevin E. Jacobs, president of the Christian Leadership Foundation of Oklahoma City, will be the keynote speaker of the event. Jacobs will discuss working to unite the faith communities with schools and public leadership in addressing the needs of students and families in Oklahoma.
Also, Chancellor Hans Brisch will speak to the GEAR UP group during a luncheon address. He will discuss why early preparation for college is vital to students achieving their goals in postsecondary education.
Higher education leaders, public school educators and business partners
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17
8:45 to 9:45 a.m. – Jacobs' keynote address
12 p.m. – Chancellor Brisch’s luncheon address
Quartz Mountain Resort, Lone Wolf
To celebrate student success in Oklahoma and to inform, engage and challenge schools, institutions and individuals in GEAR UP, a national program created to develop students’ potential and help students as well as their families better prepare for college.
See attached for a complete listing of conference sessions, activities and room locations.