Cleveland State President Dr. Bill Seymour was invited to speak at the annual Tennessee Educational Leadership Conference in Nashville. The theme of the LEAD Conference this year was Tennessee Promise: Delivering Opportunity to All Students.
Dr. Seymour served on a panel focused on the impact of Tennessee Promise on high schools, colleges and the student experience with Mike Krause, director of Tennessee Promise and Drive to 55, serving as the moderator.
Dr. Seymour specifically discussed the many ways colleges, Cleveland State in particular, are preparing for Tennessee Promise students.
The LEAD Conference is a statewide event made up of approximately 2,000 high school principals and other educators. The focus of LEAD is to share information that can help schools maximize student success. Breakout sessions and general sessions were lead by Tennessee teachers and school and district leaders.
Arne Duncan, U.S. secretary of Education, Kevin Huffman, commissioner of Tennessee Department of Education and Governor Bill Haslam were all part of the general session.
From left, Johnny McDaniel, director of Schools, Bradley County Schools; Dr. Martin Ringstaff, director of Schools, Cleveland City Schools; Kevin Huffman, commissioner of Tennessee Department of Education and Dr. Bill Seymour, CSCC president.