Additional panelists include Bill Powell, treasurer of the Gunnison Watershed School District school board, and Brad Baca, Western vice president for finance and administration.
The forum participants will discuss education issues of concern to them and then open the floor to audience questions. Topics may include state education funding, college preparation for high school students and career prospects for teachers.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Maria Struble, Western assistant professor of politics and government, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 943-3024.
Prior to the education forum, Reps. Hamner and Wilson and Sen. Schwartz will hold a town hall meeting, starting at 10 a.m. in the Aspinall-Wilson Center.