Media Advisory - 2017.02.01 - Feb. Meeting

Greater Spokane Incorporated will present to council on initiative to help adults finish degree

February 1, 2017

Olympia—At its meeting on Feb. 8, the Washington Student Achievement Council will hear from Greater Spokane Incorporated about the Greater Minds education initiative, which is aimed at helping working adults return to school and finish their degree. The council will discuss this community initiative in the context of statewide strategies to reengage working-age adults in postsecondary education. 

The meeting will also include updates on legislative session and a presentation on the 2017 Roadmap project plan. 

This will be the first council meeting for both the incoming executive director and the new representative from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Executive Director Michael P. Meotti was appointed to the council by Governor Inslee in December 2016. The new OSPI representative is Dr. Michaela Miller. She is the deputy superintendent at OSPI and replaces Dr. Gil Mendoza, who has served as the OSPI representative since 2014. 

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ESD 113 Capital Event Center. Public comment is scheduled at 2:30 p.m.

All materials will be available online the day of the meeting. 

Meeting Location

Capital Event Center
ESD 113
6005 Tyee Dr. SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

About the Washington Student Achievement Council

The Washington Student Achievement Council is committed to increasing educational opportunities and attainment in Washington. The council has three main functions:

  1. Lead statewide strategic planning to increase educational attainment.
  2. Administer programs that help people access and pay for college.
  3. Advocate for the economic, social and civic benefits of higher education.

The council has nine members. Four members represent each of Washington’s major education sectors: four-year public baccalaureates, four-year private colleges, public community and technical colleges and K-12 public schools. Five are citizen members, including one current student.

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