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Westchester CC President Will Talk At Business Council's Speaker Series

Belinda Miles, President of Westchester Community College, will speak at the KeyBank Speaker Series featuring Leaders in Higher Education on Thursday, Oct. 8, in Tarrytown. The event is hosted by The Business Council of Westchester.
Belinda Miles, President of Westchester Community College, will speak at the KeyBank Speaker Series featuring Leaders in Higher Education on Thursday, Oct. 8, in Tarrytown. The event is hosted by The Business Council of Westchester. Photo Credit: Screen grab from YouTube

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester Community College President Belinda Miles will be among the speakers at the KeyBank Speaker Series featuring Leaders in Higher Education.

The speakers will deliver their talk at the event on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 a.m. It will be held at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion, 81 Highland Ave., Tarrytown and is hosted by The Business Council of Westchester.

Joining Miles will be Stephen J. Friedman, President of Pace University; Michael J. Smith, President of Berkley College; and Jon Strauss, PhD., President of Manhattanville College.

Miles was recently featured in a Daily Voice Leaders video. Click here to watch video.

Miles was named to her position at Westchester CC in November 2014. Previous to taking the helm as president in Westchester, Dr. Miles served as provost and executive vice president of Access, Learning, and Success at Cuyahoga Community College with oversight of four campuses and multiple extension sites in the Greater Cleveland area and serving 60,000 students. Her roles at Cuyahoga included president of the Eastern Campus, dean of Academic Affairs, and assistant dean of Liberal Arts. Other positions in higher education included faculty and administrator roles at LaGuardia Community College, Nassau Community College, and Columbia University.

Miles’ national roles include service on the faculty at the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Summer Institute for Women at Bryn Mawr College and the Lakin Institute for Community College Leadership. She is also a member of the Chair Academy’s International Presidential Advisory Board.

As part of the event, Miles and the other school leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing institutions of higher learning including creating curriculums to properly train the workforce of the future. The discussion will be moderated by Geoff Thompson, managing partner of Thompson & Bender.

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