Wednesday, October 19, 2011
SC State University will host the College Board Superintendents’ Roundtable on Wed. Oct. 19, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Presidents’ STATE Room located on the SC State campus. Jenny Krugman, vice president of the College Board Southern Region, will lead the forum for superintendents throughout the state of South Carolina. Items to be covered during the four hour session include: the role of rigor in student success and use of advanced placement (AP) as a vehicle, AP Data in the state of South Carolina, benefits of AP, South Carolina AP data compared to the Nation, persistence in higher education for students at South Carolina’s universities, growth of minority student achievement in AP, issues of time to degree, dual enrollment and graduation rates.
A national not-for-profit member organization, the College Board was derived to connect students to college success and opportunity. SC State faculty and staff are delighted to host an entity which strives for equity in education.
Antonio Boyle, assistant vice president for enrollment management at SC State and chair of the College Board’s southern regional council; Scott Verzyl, associate vice president for enrollment management and director of admissions at the University of South Carolina; Valerie Harrison, interim dean for the School of Education at Claflin University, and members of the College Board’s southern regional council were the motivators for the event and for its inaugural visit to the SC State campus.
“The College Board has been around the country, state by state,” says Boyle. “Although this is their first visit to SC State, we are excited to have so many superintendents and superintendent assistants come to our campus and work towards excellence in South Carolina. This roundtable will increase exposure to advanced placement, encourage more superintendents at the local level to get additional students exposed to advanced placement and more teachers exposed to and trained in the teaching of advanced placement courses.”
For additional information on the College Board and their many initiatives, visit their website at www.connection-collegeboard.com.