1Berkshire Announces Fifth Virtual Town Hall: Higher Education During COVID-19

1Berkshire Announces Fifth Virtual Town Hall: Higher Education During COVID-19

May 15, 2020 – Pittsfield, MA – After four well-attended and engaging Virtual Town Halls, 1Berkshire has announced its fifth conversation, to be held on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 10 AM, with a focus on Higher Education During COVID-19. Moderated by 1Berkshire President and CEO, Jonathan Butler, this panel will include President James Birge of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, President Ellen Kennedy of Berkshire Community College, and President Maud Mandel of Williams College.

This panel of college presidents representing the community, public, and private higher education sectors will share the impacts felt, tactics utilized, and outlook ahead as it pertains to higher education here in the Berkshires and beyond. This panel of institutional leaders is guaranteed to give deepened insights into how higher education is facing COVID-19 impacts, and how those impacts may be felt throughout the region both in the short and long term.

“Here in the Berkshires, we are lucky to be home to the first community college in Massachusetts, one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the country, and one of the top private liberal arts colleges in the country. The impact of these institutions both locally and beyond is immense, so having the chance to hear directly from their top leadership as they face the COVID-19 pandemic is sure to be an incredibly powerful moment,” stated Jonathan Butler.

1Berkshire plans to hold Town Hall sessions weekly on Fridays at 10 AM, so be sure to visit https://1berkshire.com/virtual-town-hall for upcoming events, and to tune into recordings of past sessions. 1Berkshire Virtual Town Halls are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/2T8jp4l for the Friday, May 22nd session.

About 1Berkshire

1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers and works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit 1Berkshire.com.

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