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What’s the economic value of higher education? Learn more at Oct. 19 WIN-Northeast meeting
October 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
An independent report on “The Value of Higher Education to Wisconsin’s Economy” will be discussed by the president of the University of Wisconsin System and the head of the Wisconsin Technology Council at the Wednesday, Oct. 19, meeting of the Tech Council’s Innovation Network in Appleton.
UW System President Ray Cross will be joined by Tech Council President Tom Still for a discussion about how Wisconsin can better capitalize on higher education’s economic benefits, which range from supplying talent to carrying out research that can create intellectual property, commercial products and companies.
With the future of higher education a recurring topic in the state Capitol and beyond, business and tech leaders are invited to learn more about major findings contained in the Tech Council’s 28-page report – and to suggest ways to improve campus-to-business relations. The report is available at www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com
Due to construction, this month’s luncheon will be held at the Fox Valley Technical College Main Campus building, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Room A170AB, Appleton (Entrance 16). Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for WIN members and students, $20 for general admission and included with WIN corporate memberships. Click here to register.
Cross became the seventh UW System president February 2014. The system has two doctoral universities, 11 comprehensive campuses, 13 freshman-sophomore colleges, a statewide Extension network and about 180,000 students. The system’s $6 billion annual budget comes from federal funding, tuition and fees, state support and private gifts. In addition to his academic career, Cross has been a design engineer, small business owner and a consultant.
WIN is the statewide membership arm of the Tech Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. To join WIN, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call the office at 608-442-7557.