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Office of the Vice President


October 5, 2010

EXPECTED ATTENDEES: White House Summit on Community Colleges

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Dr. Jill Biden will host at the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges. This event will highlight the critical role that community colleges play in developing America's workforce and reaching our educational goals. President Obama will join Dr. Biden at the opening plenary session.

Members of the Cabinet Expected to Attend:

Secretary Arne Duncan

Secretary Hilda Solis

Secretary Janet Napolitano

Members of Congress Expected to Attend:

Representative Brett Guthrie

Administration Officials:

Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Melody Barnes, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council

Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Adviser to Vice President

Martha Kanter, Under Secretary, Department of Education

Jim Leach, National Endowment for the Humanities

Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor

Cecilia Rouse, White House Council of Economic Advisors

Gene Sperling, Department of the Treasury

Other Expected Attendees:

Thomas Aguilar, Illinois Central Community College/ Bradley University

Ellen Alberding, Joyce Foundation, IL

Timothy Albrecht, Community College of the Air Force, AL

Thomas Bailey, Community College Research Center, NY

David Baime, American Association of Community Colleges, DC

Pamela Baldwin, Craven Community College, NC

Lezli Baskerville, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, DC

Chuck Beck, Red Rocks Community College, CO

Jeremy Begley, Trinidad State Junior College, CO

Helen Benjamin, Contra Costa Community College District, CA

Thomas Bennett, Parkland College, IL

Carrie Billy, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, VA

Zac Bissonnette, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

Derek Blumke, Student Veterans of America, MI

George Boggs, American Association of Community Colleges, DC

Brian Bosworth, Future Works, MA

Thomas Brock, MDRC, NY

Noah Brown, Association of Community College Trustees, DC

Walter Bumphus, University of Texas, TX

Pat Callan, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA

Ted Carey, Monroe Community College, NY

Constance Carroll, San Diego Community College District, CA

Cathy Casserly, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, CA

Jean Chatzky, Media, NY

Chris Christensen, Johnson County Community College, KS

Michelle Cooper, Institute for Higher Education Policy, DC

Catherine Cornish, Anne Arundel Community College, MD

Georgia Costello, Southwestern Illinois College, IL

Kimberly Davis, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, NY

Gerardo de los Santos, League for Innovation in the Community College, AZ

Danielle DiBello, Bergen Community College, NJ

Mike Donilon, Former OVP staff, DC

Myrtle Dorsey, Baton Rouge Community College District, LA

Charlene Dukes, Prince George's County Community College, MD

Charles Earl, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, WA

Karen Elzey, Skills for America's Future, DC

Peter Ewell, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, CO

Cheryl Feldman, District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund, PA

Richard Floersch, McDonald's, IL

Antonio Flores, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, TX

Michael Francesoni, UPS, KY

Aaron Fulkerson, Small Business Owner, CA

Melinda Gates, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WA

Candace Gingrich-Jones, Human Rights Campaign, DC

Bill Green, Accenture/Business Round Table President, NY

Joycelyn Groot, Coastline Community College, CA

Jennifer Gross Lara, Anne Arundel Community College, MD

Steve Hanson, Renton Technical College, WA

Zelema Harris, St. Louis Community College, MO

Thomas Haun, Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund, DC

Marc Herzog, Connecticut Board of Trustees, Community & Technical Colleges, CT

Stacie Hitt, Operation Diploma/Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University, IN

Sue Hoppin, Blue Star Families, NY

Katherine Bibb Hubbard, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WA

Cheryl Hyman, Chicago City Colleges, IL

James Jacobs, Macomb Community College, MI

Stan Jones, Complete College America, DC

Jane Karas, Flathead Valley Community College, MT

Richard Kazis, Jobs for the Future, MA

Patricia Keir, Eastern Iowa Community College District, IA

Donna Klein, Corporate Voices for Working Families, DC

Martha Laboissiere, McKinsey & Company, DC

Jee Hang Lee, Association of Community College Trustees, DC

Bob Lerman, The Urban Institute, DC

Paul Lingenfelter, State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), CO

Lisa Maatz, AAUW, DC

Helen Maliszewski, Parent of Casey Maliszewski, NJ

Casey Maliszewski, Raritan Valley Community College/Mount Holyoke College, NJ

Eduardo Marti, The City University of New York, NY

Elisabeth Mason, SingleStop USA, NY

Helen McAlpine, J.F. Drake State Technical College, AL

Robert Mendenhall, Western Governors University, UT

Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation, IN

Deborah Mullen, Spouse of Admiral Mullen, DC

Anthony Newberry, Jefferson Community & Technical College, KY

Albert Ojeda, Estrella Mountain Community College-Maricopa Community College District/ASU, AZ

Eduardo Padron, Miami-Dade Community College, FL

Eugenia Paulus, North Hennepin Community College, MN

Janine Pease, Fort Peck Community College, MT

Hilary Pennington, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WA

Dina Powell, Goldman Sachs Foundation, NY

Penny Pritzker, President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board ,IL

Jack Quinn, Erie Community College, NY

Scott Ralls, North Carolina Community College System, NC

Travis Reindl, National Governors Association, DC

Richard Rhodes, El Paso Community College, TX

John Rice, Great Basin College, NV

Michael Rice, Ivy Tech Community College, IN

Jim Rice, National Education Association/Quinsigamond Community College, DC

Michael Richards, College of Southern Nevada, NV

James Rose, Wyoming Community College Commission, WY

Simon Rosenberg, NDN, DC

Kay Ryan, Former Poet Laureate, CA

Eva Sage Gavin, Gap, Inc., CA

Sandra Schroeder, American Federation of Teachers, WA

Jane Schulman, Laguardia Community College, NY

James Selbe, Hopkinsville Community College, KY

Peter Sercer, Midlands Technical College, SC

Karen Sitnick, Office of Employment Development - Baltimore, MD

David Skorton, Cornell University, NY

Randy Smith, Rural Community College Alliance, OK

Kathy Snead, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, DC

Thomas Snyder, Ivy Tech Community College, IN

Louis Soares, Center for American Progress, DC

Bob Songer, Lifelong Learning Branch, Camp Lejeune, NC

Suzanne Sublette, Madison Area Technical College, WI

Kerry Sullivan, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, NY

Mark Svensson, SUNY-Rockland Community College, NY

Kenneth Svensson, Parent of Mark Svensson, NY

Elizabeth Swanson, Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation, IL

John Sygielski, Mount Hood Community College, OR

Robert Templin, Northern Virginia Community College, VA

Bridget Terry Long, Harvard University, MA

Candace Thille, Carnegie Mellon University, PA

Linda Thor, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, CA

Jerry Sue Thornton, Cuyahoga Community College, OH

Frank Toda, Columbia Gorge Community College, OR

Van Ton-Quinlivan, PG&E, CA

Ross Wiener, Aspen Institute, CO

Ronald Williams, The College Board, NY

Katharine Winograd, Central New Mexico Community College, NM


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