Recognition of Awards and Plenary Session: Anticipating Workforce Needs

January 6, 2023

  • Katie Ferrick portrait
    Katie Ferrick Senior Director of Workplace Programs, LinkedIn
  • Cinthia Lopez portrait
    Cinthia Lopez Director of Talent Outreach, Google
  • Van Ton-Quinlivan portrait
    Van Ton-Quinlivan CEO, Futuro Health

(Sponsored by Encoura)

Award for Philanthropy (Individual)

James F. Dicke II and Janet St. Clair Dicke

Award for Philanthropy (Organization)

The Jaharis Family Foundation

Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service

(Sponsored by Jenzabar)

David L. Warren

Anticipating Workforce Needs

What will make a student employable in five years, ten years, or 20 years from now? A panel of Silicon Valley and Bay Area corporate leaders will lead an engaging discussion of workforce needs in the rapidly evolving high-tech, high-innovation economy. What are the corporate giants looking for when hiring new grads? What role do degrees, certificates, and other credentials play in hiring decisions? Is there still a role for liberal arts in the preparation of the workforce of the future? How can tech firms and colleges work together to create an equitable, just, and inclusive workforce? This is a rare opportunity for presidents to hear directly from industry leaders and think about workforce development strategies.

Moderator: Daniel G. Lugo, President, Queens University of Charlotte

Chair: David J. Fike, President, Golden Gate University