Join us Thursday, February 29, 2024, for the Illinois Education and Career Success Network‘s 11th annual conference, themed Awareness to Action: Promoting Equity in Education and Careers. This year’s in-person, one-day conference will be held at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois.
The conference is an engaging learning opportunity designed for leaders from secondary and postsecondary education, local and state government, community-based organizations, policy advocates, grantmakers, employers, and other stakeholders interested in equitably increasing postsecondary attainment in Illinois. View the agenda.
The registration cost is $50. Reserve your spot now.
Kenyatta Lovett, PhD will serve as the keynote speaker. Kenyatta serves as principal of postsecondary attainment at the Education Strategy Group, leading strategies to set goals and improve attainment, noncredit-to-credit strategies, adult attainment, and credit mobility.
Previously, Kenyatta served as the managing director for higher education and workforce at Educate Texas, and as the assistant commissioner for workforce services at the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. In 2016, Kenyatta Lovett helped launch the nation’s first education advocacy group focused on increasing postsecondary attainment, Complete Tennessee, serving as executive director. Kenyatta has also served as an assistant vice chancellor at the Tennessee Board of Regents and worked in different roles at Volunteer State Community College.
Kenyatta serves on national advisory boards to advance the growth of credential-to-career strategies and regional collaboration to improve economic mobility. He is an adjunct professor at Tennessee State University and Lipscomb University. He has a B.F.A. from Howard University and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in public administration from Tennessee State University.