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The Vibrant Virginia Virtual Forum Series:  Engaging Communities & Higher Education for Shared Recovery & Prosperity               

The Vibrant Virginia Virtual Forum series is focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the economic challenges and opportunities in Virginia and the partnership role of higher education in urban and rural Virginia. 

June 12, 2020 June Plenary: Adversity & Innovation: Virginia’s Economic Recovery & the Focused Role for Higher Education

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“It is not so much the distance between the urban and rural locations, it is in fact the distance between the individual Virginian and the opportunity and access to education, to health care, to economic activity, and to justice.”
Dr. Cyril Clarke, Provost of Virginia Tech 

“Our most important national resource as we seek to recover and prosper is the potential brainpower of our diverse population. That talent production is going to be key as we work together.”
Jonathan Alger, President of James Madison University 

“I would say every smaller town requires technology to make it operational. As so many kids have been sent home, it is becoming incredibly clear the power, the value, and necessity of the utility of broadband.”
Thomas Barkin, President and CEO of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank   

“As Virginia reopens, rebuilds, and rethinks its approach to education, economic resilience, and growth, we have an opportunity and an obligation to include all parts of the Commonwealth to ensure a more prosperous and resilient future.”
Timothy Sands, President of Virginia Tech

June 23, 2020 Vibrant Virginia: A Virtual Community Conversation on Economic Resilience and Responses to COVID-19

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