Spalding University will host the third annual Adult Education Conference on March 31.
This year’s conference is titled “Partnering to Produce an Educated Workforce,” and it will be held at the Egan Leadership Center, 901 S. Fourth St.
The event, co-sponsored by Greater Louisville Inc., attempts to create a community discussion on best practices in adult education. It also will take a closer look at the economic and educational impact of the local organization 55,000 Degrees. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The conference will feature educators, professionals, adult students and government officials,who will discuss issues related to educational attainment, college enrollment and employment for adult learners. Dr. Linda Beattie, chair of the Adult Accelerated Program at Spalding University, is the conference organizer.
Participants include Dr. Tori Murden McClure, Spalding’s president; Mary Gwen Wheeler, executive director of 55,000 Degrees; Kathy Zandona, vice president of education for Greater Louisville Inc.; Tony Newberry, president and CEO of Jefferson Community and Technical College; and Leisa Schulz, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Louisville.