Missouri higher education on Nixon's agenda today

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 6:58 a.m. CDT; updated 6:45 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 17, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Better use of technology and raising the number of college graduates highlighted the agenda for a meeting of higher education leaders in Missouri.

The Governor's Summit on Higher Education is scheduled to open Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson City. The meeting will bring together presidents, chancellors and governing board members from the state's two- and four-year public colleges.

Gov. Jay Nixon, his budget director and other officials are scheduled to speak.

Topics include ways to use technology to change teaching methods and ideas for meeting a goal of increasing the number of Americans with diplomas from 39 percent to 60 percent.


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