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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Gateway to Opportunity:
Michigan's Public University System

January 5, 2004
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session will explore the important role that Michigan's public university system plays in supporting, stimulating and expanding virtually every aspect of the state's education, economic development, health care, science, technology and social service sectors. Key demographic and financial trends, and policy issues facing the state's elected officials and human service leaders will be reviewed. In addition, current school reform strategies and the links between K-12 education initiatives and the public universities will be discussed.

Session A Resource Person:

Dr. Michael Boulus (EPFP 1976-77)
Executive Director
Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan
230 N. Washington Square, Suite 302
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 482-1563

Prior to joining the Presidents Council, Mike served as deputy state treasurer for education in Michigan's Department of Treasury, overseeing the Bureau of Student Financial Assistance, the Michigan School Bond Loan Program, the state educational assessment program for K-12 education and the Michigan Merit Award Program.

Mike is the former executive director of the Middle Cities Education Association and former deputy executive director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators. He is founder and first president of the Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative and has been an adjunct professor in Michigan State University's College of Education.

Mike holds a doctoral degree from Michigan State University, a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award in 1999, in recognition of his contributions to the improvement of American education.

Session B Resource Persons: Coordinators and Fellows

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