Panel to discuss progress of African American education

Area educators and civic leaders will lead a community summit Superpanel on the progress of African American education. This discussion titled, Pathways to our future Are we making progress? is free and open to the public.

The Superpanel is the opening session to the 2011 Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education (KABHE) Annual Conference. The discussion will be held April 17 from 6-7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, Kentucky. Registration for this portion of the conference is not required.

The Superpanel features the following individuals:

  • Mr. Gerald Neal, Kentucky State Senator;
  • Dr. Eddie Woods, President of Life Institute;
  • Mr. Kevin Fields, Vice President, Louisville Urban League;
  • Ms. Rae Helton, Learning Commons Coordinator, University of Louisville;
  • Mr. John Eberhardt, Executive Director of the Steward Staff;
  • Ms. Diane Porter, Jefferson County Public Schools;
  • Mr. Blair Butler, Assistant Principal, Robert Frost Middle School;
  • Mr. DeVone Holt, Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Jefferson County Public Schools

KABHE was founded to promote the advancement of Blacks in Higher Education in Kentucky through articulating needs and concerns, promoting unity, cooperation and awareness, and enhancing the personal and professional growth of its members.

This year s conference is chaired by Marlisa Austin, JCTC professor of English.