September 10, 2013

School for Graduate Studies Hosts Collaborative Economic Development Panel

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Who: Brian T. McMahon, executive director of the New York State Economic Development Council; City of Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott T. Johnson; Ballston Spa Central School District Superintendent Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D.; Saratoga Economic Development Corporation President Dennis Brobston '10; Megan Daly, director of economic development and procurement, Port of Albany; Merodie Hancock, president,  SUNY Empire State College; Tai Arnold, acting dean, School for Graduate Studies; and Joseph Angiello, Ph.D, program director, Empire State College School for Graduate Studies

What: SUNY Empire State College School for Graduate Studies Collaborative Economic Development Panel

When: 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Participants will be available for interviews immediately prior to or after the event.

Where: SUNY Empire State College, 113 West Ave., conference room 143, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Background: McMahon will moderate the discussion on positive experiences in collaborative economic development. The college’s School for Graduate Studies online M.A. in community and economic development was designed to provide advanced education for leaders in these fields. The New York State Economic Development Council approached Empire State College to host a panel exploring the impending transition in leadership in economic and community development as the leadership moves into retirement. McMahon and others helped to frame a curriculum that will support the development of the next generation of leaders.   


Media contact: David Henahan, SUNY Empire State College director of communications

518-587-2100, ext. 2918

518-321-7038 (cell)