Federal Reserve Forum on Community Colleges

March 23, 2009

Tomorrow, March 24th, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will host a forum called Community Colleges: A Route of Upward Economic Mobility, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  St. Louis Federal Reserve economist Natalia Kolesnikova will present the findings from recent research done about the role of community colleges in higher education.  After her presentation, a panel will talk about other impacts of community college.

Below are the forum’s panelists (confirmed and invited):
Moderator: Roderick Nunn, St. Louis Community College Workforce and Community Development Vice Chancellor (invited)
Community College Representative: Zelema Harris, St. Louis Community College Chancellor (invited)
Georgia Costello, Southwestern Illinois College President (invited)
Workforce and Community College Development Representative : Michael Holmes, St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE)
Executive Director (confirmed)
Debra Moore, St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Dept. (invited)
Four-year Institution Representative: Terry Barnes, University of Missouri Columbia Assistant Provost for Community College Partnerships (confirmed)
Community College Association Representative: A representative from the Missouri Community College Association (invited)

To read the full article by Ms. Kolesnikova, CLICK HERE.

You can also check out the event on our new Community Calendar.

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The Financial Crisis Explained, Part 3

March 16, 2009

In this segment from our hour-long call-in show that aired in January, panelists answer questions from phone calls, e-mails, and the audience. Included are how we can educate kids on financial literacy, and if it’s possible to waive late fees and reduce interest rates for credit cards if you negotiate with your credit card company.