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Friday, March 15, 2013

Alia Faraj-Johnson
(850) 222-1996

Carrie Henderson,
Communications Dir. Dept. of Ed, Division of Florida Colleges

FCS Council of Presidents to Deliver New Findings Showing Positive Economic Impact of Florida College System

Tallahassee - The Florida College System (FCS) Council of Presidents will be holding a press conference on Monday, March 18, 2013, to release the findings of a new report that demonstrates the multibillion-dollar positive economic impact of state and community colleges in Florida. The FCS Council of Presidents will also be releasing important data regarding college graduates who have successfully transitioned into Florida's growing workforce.

The press conference will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Florida Capitol.

What: Press Conference launching new findings of positive economic impact of Florida community colleges

Who: President Joe Pickens, Chair, FCS Council of Presidents/St. Johns River State College
Representative Marti Coley, Speaker Pro Tem
John Padget, State Board of Education
Randy Hanna, Chancellor, Division of Florida Colleges
Dr. Kjell Christophersen, EMSI, co-founder and senior economist
David Hart, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Nancy Stephens, ED Manufactures Association of Florida.

Where: The Capitol
4th Floor/in front of House Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida

When: Monday, March 18, 2013
1:00 p.m.