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Funding Education

What are the current and future trends for local schools in our region?

About the Session

We're offering an end-of-the-year session dedicated to education Thursday, Dec. 9, that will include special guest presenters from Intermediate Unit 1.

The session will cover the topic of funding education. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from local education experts on the state of education in southwestern Pennsylvania, including current and future trends related to the best ways to invest in our local schools and track K-12 workforce development trends.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. with an opportunity for networking. The session will formally begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. A complimentary boxed lunch will be provided. The session will be held at the Waynesburg University Southpointe Center.

Guest Presenters

  • Don Martin, executive director, Intermediate Unit 1
  • Jim Denova, special projects consultant, Intermediate Unit 1
  • Kristin Szewczyk, assistant executive director and Title IX coordinator, Intermediate Unit 1
  • Jenny Lent, assistant to the executive director for Educational Programs, Intermediate Unit 1

Member Spotlight

The session will also include a member spotlight session that will feature Range Resources, led by Laural Ziemba, director of public affairs.

About Intermediate Unit 1

The IU1 is a regional educational agency that strives to provide educational support to the students, parents, educators, school administrators and the communities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

About the CSR Center

The Center for Corporate Social Responsibility at Waynesburg University launched in 2018 with a $250,000 commitment from Chevron. The Center seeks to build a network of practitioners in the region dedicated to sharing best practices in corporate social responsibility work. As a membership organization of nearly 20 regional and national corporations, the Center represents a variety of industries, including banking, construction, energy, law, manufacturing and technology. The Center operates from the Waynesburg University Southpointe Center.