Head of nation’s oldest African American newspaper to keynote 2nd State Education Summit

June 3, 2014

Robert W. Bogle of Philadelphia Tribune to talk about ‘Key to Learning’ and key to success

CAMP HILL, Pa., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Robert W. Bogle, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia Tribune, will deliver the luncheon keynote address on Wednesday, June 11, at the second annual Pennsylvania Education Summit sponsored by the new Pennsylvania Business Education Partnership at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel here.

Bogle, president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) for five years, will talk about his publication’s commitment to education and the responsibility the mass media and private sector businesses have towards quality education across all economic sectors in the community.

The Philadelphia Tribune is a five time winner of the NNPA’s “Best Newspaper in America” award and is the nation’s oldest paper serving the African-American community as well as the largest in the Philadelphia region.

Bogle is the chairman of the Hospitals and Higher Eructation Facilities Authority of Philadelphia, a member of the Independence Blue Cross board, chairman of the Council of Trustees at Cheyney University and serves on the boards of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Mann Music Center and the African American Chamber of Commerce. He is a former board member of US Airways Group.

Bogle holds a BA in urban studies from Cheyney University and attended the University Of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business and Finance, Temple University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Drexel University and an honorary doctorate of literature from Lincoln University.

“Mr. Bogle is known across the country as a volunteer ambassador for his hometown of Philadelphia and has been lauded for the Tribune’s direct involvement in education and reading skills through its regional in-school newspaper supplement, The Learning Key,” said David W. Patti, CEO and president of the Pennsylvania Business Council and the convener of the Business Education Partnership. “We’re looking forward to hearing his insights in how to improve the quality of education.”

Other speakers at the education summit include Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq, acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, and representatives of students, teachers, school boards, community colleges and the Pennsylvania state system of higher education.

The Pennsylvania Business Education Partnership Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Conference Center in Camp Hill. For more information about the summit and a complete list of speakers and seminars, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pennsylvania-education-summit-tickets-11529363637. Scholarships are available for student participants.

The Pennsylvania Business Education Partnership is a coalition of more than 30 groups and advocacy organizations supporting measures to improve the quality and rigor of education in the state.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Business Education Partnership

Source: PR Newswire

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