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RISE to 55

Attainment Goal Initiative
Northwest Florida Regional/Community Meeting
Panama City, Florida
November 13, 2017

The Higher Education Coordinating Council (HECC) has set a statewide goal for educational attainment of 55 percent by 2025. The initiative campaign, RISE to 55 (Resourcing Industry for a Stronger Economy) is designed to raise awareness and empower community partners throughout the state to become champions of this goal.

On Monday, November 13, 2017, there will be a Northwest Florida community meeting that includes a luncheon for the purpose of discussing attainment strategies for the Bay County area. This a public meeting. Among the participants will be:

  • Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida
  • Madeline Pumariega, Chancellor, Florida College System
  • Dr. John Holdnak, President, Gulf Coast State College
  • Dr. Randy Hanna, Dean, Florida State University – Panama City Campus


DATE: Monday, November 13, 2017
TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Florida State University – Panama City Campus
Holley Academic Center Lecture Hall A, B, C
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, FL 32405

To register for the luncheon meeting contact: Cathy@cathyschroeder.com

For information regarding the Higher Education Coordinating Council (HECC) contact Diane.mccain@flbog.edu or Todd.clark@fldoe.org

The next meeting of the Higher Education Coordinating Council will be December 13, 2017, in Tallahassee. Details below.


Chair Alan Levine has announced the Florida Higher Education Coordinating Council will meet in Tallahassee on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Among the items on the agenda will be a review of the draft 2017 Annual Report and an update on the work plan for the Statewide Degree Attainment and Completion Goal Initiative.


DATE: December 13, 2017
TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - or upon conclusion of business
LOCATION: Turlington Building, 17th Floor
325 W. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The meeting is public and will be webcast by the Florida Channel. (www.thefloridachannel.org)

The agenda will be posted here closer to the meeting date.


Diane McCain
Director of External Relations
Board of Governors
State University System of Florida


Todd Clark
Director, Office of Articulation
Florida Department of Education

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