The Concordia Summit is an annual global affairs forum that convenes minds from business, education, government and non-profit worlds to discuss complex societal issues. Through presentations and panel conversations, there are also unique openings to collaborate in search of solutions. As part of this year's Summit, I had the honor of joining NBC broadcast legend, Tom Brokaw for two discussions on higher education priorities and 21st century innovation.
Last fall, in collaboration with Tom Brokaw, we launched our Public Service Academy with the goal of initiating a national network of programs designed to educate and prepare future generations of highly skilled and character-driven military and civilian national service leaders with a passion for problem-solving. More than 250 ASU students are enrolled in PSA and we look forward to doubling participation in our innovative program while we simultaneously share our experience in the hope of inspiring other universities to start academies of their own.
In a separate conversation, we both joined John DeGoia, president of Georgetown University, and Eduardo Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, to discuss the rapidly changing needs of the U.S. workforce and the ways that American higher education will need to evolve in order to prepare high quality, adaptive thinkers capable of fulfilling those demands and keeping the U.S. competitive in a global market.