“A&M-Commerce is particularly excited about the Summer Leadership Conference because of the broad base of our northeast populace that it will benefit,” said Joyce Harper, A&M-Commerce administrative assistant for educational leadership and the Meadows Principal Improvement Program. “The subject matter of this conference directly affects every private citizen, business person and educator in our area.”
Dr. Steve Murdock of Rice University is the morning keynote speaker and will address the crowd on “Population Change in Texas and the United States: Historical Patterns and Future Trends Affecting Education, The Labor Force and Economic Development.” The former Texas state demographer and director of the U.S. Census Bureau will also be taking questions from 11:45 a.m. to noon.
Following lunch, Sandra Carpenter, a shareholder in the law firm Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Schulze and Aldridge, P.C. in Austin and graduate of the University of Texas School Of Law, will present “Hot Topics in School Law.” Carpenter is a frequent speaker and trainer at conferences around the state on legal issues affecting schools, and has written articles for the “Texas School Administrators’ Legal Digest.”
Tickets are $25 per person (lunch included), and should be sent with registration by July 12 to: Texas A&M University-Commerce, Department of Educational Leadership/Attn: Joyce Harper, P.O. Box 3011, Commerce, Texas 75429.
Interested individuals and organizations can contact Joyce Harper for more information at Joyce_Harper@tamu-commerce.edu.