The annual State of the Triad panel discussion organized by the regional economic development group was held at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro.
President Connie Ledoux Book joined other area higher education leaders in touting collaboration and the role colleges and universities play in boosting the regional economy at the annual State of the Triad panel discussion organized by the Piedmont Triad Partnership.
“When you talk about how to change your region, you do that through educating people,” Book told the crowd gathered at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro. “Here in the Triad region you can attend a wide variety of universities, each with a different vision that really highlights the work that the different colleges are doing, and that’s true from community colleges all the way up through a research university.”
The event hosted by the regional economic development group was paired with the Triad Business Journal’s Power Players reception, which recognized regional leaders. Among the 50 named “Power Players” this year were Book and trustees Allen Gant Jr. and Bobby Long were named to the group.
Book was joined on the panel by Harold Martin, chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University and Janet Springs, president of Forsyth Technical Community College, with Ted Abernathy of Economic Leadership LLC serving as moderator.
Read the Triad Business Journal’s coverage of the event here.