Special Panel on Workforce Readiness Will Close COE’s 38th Annual Conference

July 18, 2019

What does it mean to be “college material” and “workforce ready”? How is workforce preparedness and career readiness unique for students from underrepresented backgrounds? COE is hosting a special panel to allow educators and employers to have more direct and meaningful discussions about these issues. The panel will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, in conjunction with its 38th Annual Conference. Please join us!

Changing the Narrative: Understanding the Cultural and Political Implications of Discussions of Workforce Preparation

September 11, 2019
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand Ballroom, Gold Level, East Tower


Rebecca ArbogastRebecca Arbogast
Senior VP, Global Public Policy, Comcast Corporation

In her role at COMCAST, she is responsible for the development and coordination of the company’s public policy efforts across the corporation.

Asahi PompeyAsahi Pompey
Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President, Goldman Sachs Foundation.

She serves as primary liaison with nonprofit organizations around the world, and identifies new opportunities to partner with nonprofits and other service organizations.

Rebecca ArbogastDan Porterfield
President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D., has served as President and CEO of the Aspen Institute since June 2018. Previously, Dan served for seven years as the President of Franklin & Marshall College.


Asahi PompeyShaun Harper
Provost Professor, Rossier School of Education and Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and Executive Director, USC Race and Equity Center.

He is also the Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, USC Race and Equity Center founder and executive director, and Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) past president.