On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, the Detroit Regional Chamber unveiled its fourth annual report on educational attainment and the impact on the business community’s ability to meet talent needs.

The report provides data that illustrates how students are performing as the Detroit Region works to increase postsecondary education and build its future workforce. Following the data reveal, Henry Ford College President Russ Kavalhuna and the University of Michigan President Santa J. Ono shared how their institutions are increasing student success.

Read the 2023 Report


1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Data Download

Speakers: Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber
Greg Handel, Vice President, Education and Talent, Detroit Regional Chamber

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Reaction Roundtable

Speakers: Russ A. Kavalhuna, President, Henry Ford College
Santa J. Ono, President, University of Michigan
Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, President, Oakland University

Moderator: Zoe Clark, Political Director and Interim General Manager, Michigan Radio

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