FRANKFORT — Kentucky State University (KSU) Interim President Dr. Aaron Thompson will be among a lineup of academic and industry experts at Pearson’s 2017 HBCUs: Executive Leadership Forum on February 16-17 at the Le Meridien in Charlotte, North Carolina. KSU, Diverse Issues in Higher Education and Pearson Education are sponsors of the event.

The two-day event is geared toward academic executives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country. Attendees will collaborate with and learn from industry leaders about key topics, challenges, and innovative approaches to institutional performance and student achievement.  Academic leaders can still register for the event.

Other speakers will include Fayetteville State University Chancellor Dr. James A. Anderson; Gallup Education & Workforce Development Executive Director Brandon Busteed; Pearson Senior Vice President, Head of Partnerships, Tom Malek; Pearson U.S. Government Relations Vice President Chuck Melley; Thurgood Marshall College Fund President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.; Follett Higher Education Group Vice President Brent Smith; and LinkedIn Mastermind and Inspirational Speaker Ron Nash.

For questions regarding this event, please contact Blair Tuckman, Marketing Manager for Pearson Strategic Partnerships, at blair.tuckman@pearson.com. Or, visit: http://www.pearsoned.com/events-and-webinars/hbcus/