Time Topic
8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Morning Speakers

  • S. Narayanan, Provost, Wright State Univeristy

Master of Ceremonies

  • Greg Scharer, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, Wright State University

New Model of Higher Education

  • David R. Hopkins, President, Wright State University

State Strategy for Federal & Military Jobs                            

  • Senator Chris Widener, Ohio Senate, District 10

Workforce Development

  • Dennis J. Andersh, Chief Operating Officer, Wright State Research Institute
9:15 a.m.

Roundtable Discussions and Report Out

  • S. Narayanan, Provost, Wright State Univeristy
10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m.

Global Dayton: Spurring Ohio's Growth

Featured Speakers:

  • Kristin D. Sobolik, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Wright State University
  • Matt Joseph, Commissioner, City of Dayton 
  • L. Tony Ortiz, Associate Vice President of Latino Affairs, Wright State University
  • Michael Wiehe, Director, Center for Urban and Public Affairs, Wright State University


  • Musical Performance by ETHOS, Wright State University

   Featured Speaker:

  • Senator Bill Beagle, Ohio Senate District 5
    Statewide Update on Workforce Development
1 p.m.

Panel Discussion on Globalization

Distinguished Panel:

  • Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Director, Center for International Education, Wright State University (moderator)
  • Colonel Cassie B. Barlow, Former 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Erik Collins, Director, Community and Economic Development of Montgomery County
  • Jared Ebbing, Director, Community/Economic Development of Mercer County
  • Senator Peggy Lehner, Ohio Senate District 6
  • Pete Williams, Economic Development Specialist, Greene County
2:15 p.m.


  • David R. Hopkins, President, Wright State University