Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reopen Education: What Congressional COVID Funding Means for Higher Ed

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As the pandemic shut down campuses across the country, higher education institutions have faced unprecedented financial strain. Now with billions in federal funding available to colleges and universities to promote student health and academic success, administrators are making tough decisions on how best to balance these resources with the tremendous need across all areas.  

From providing student debt relief to addressing critical smart infrastructure needs, how are education leaders planning to deliver healthy, safe and comfortable learning environments moving forward? What are the current gaps and challenges in spending the federal funding?  And how can we ensure that the next outbreak does not destabilize our education system as COVID-19 did? 

Luke Figora

Vice President for Operations, Northwestern University

Representative Jeff Keicher

State Representative, Illinois 70th State House District

Dr. Peter Kilpatrick

Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Illinois Institute of Technology

Jack Lavin

President & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Karen Sanchez

Senior Market Manager, Higher Education, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

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