CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray will give the 10th annual Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture at OSU on May 9.
The lecture, presented by the College of Education, will begin at 4 p.m. in 112 Kearney Hall, 1491 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow. Ray will speak on “The Role of Governance, State Funding and Accountability in Reaching the 40-40-20 Goal.”
Oregon’s “40-40-20 Goal” is to have 40 percent of adult Oregonians hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree, 40 percent to have an associate’s degree or a meaningful postsecondary certificate, and all adult Oregonians to hold a high school diploma or equivalent by the year 2025. Ray has been a strong advocate for the plan.
The Carpenter lecture, held each spring, features a nationally known speaker on a topic of importance to community colleges. The event is an opportunity for students, graduates, and educational leaders to come together to learn about trends in community colleges and to network with other professionals.
The lecture was established in 2004 to honor Charles “Chuck” Carpenter, a former community college leader and a professor at Oregon State. Carpenter helped establish the Community College Leadership Program at OSU, which has a strong tradition of producing community college leaders at the state, regional and national levels.