Lora M. Robins Speaker Series – Exploring Education Reform with John King, Jr. – Former US Secretary of Education

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John King Jr. is the President and Chief Executive of the Education Trust, a non-profit organization that advocates for high academic achievement for all students, particularly low-income students and students of color.  Dr. King’s lifelong dedication to preparing every child for success as a teacher, principal and leader of schools and school systems led him to become New York’s first African-American and Puerto Rican Education Commissioner.  From 2016 to 2017, Dr. King served as the Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama with a focus on advancing excellence and equity throughout pre-school, K-12, and higher education, supporting educators and elevating the teaching profession, and improving college access, affordability, and completion.

John King Jr.
President & CEO, The Education Trust
Former U.S. Secretary of Education under the Obama administration
June 6, 2017
8:00 – 11:30am
Virginia Union University Living and Learning Center

 

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