Interim President, Virginia State University
Dr. Hammond will discuss the issues facing higher education today, especially those confronting HBCU. On November 13, 2014, Dr. Pamela V. Hammond was named as the Interim President of Virginia State University, a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) located in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Dr. Hammond earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1992 from Old Dominion University in Urban Services with a concentration in Educational Leadership. She also earned the Master of Science degree in maternal-child health and nursing education from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Tuskegee University.
Dr. Robert (Dr. Bob) Holsworth
Political Analyst, Consultant and Former Dean,
Department of Political Science, VCU
Dr. Bob will discuss the trial and sentence of former Governor Bob McDonnell and several political races in Virginia.
Anne Holton, Secretary of Education
Commonwealth of Virginia
Anne Holton is a life-long advocate for children and families in Virginia. After graduating with a B.A. from Princeton and a Harvard law degree, Holton worked as a legal aid lawyer serving low-income families. She served as a juvenile and domestic relations district court judge from 1998 until 2005 when her husband, Tim Kaine, was elected Governor of Virginia.
Secretary Holton will discuss issues facing public education in the Commonwealth, her administration policies and programs to address those issues.
Hyisheem Calier, President
Student Government Association
Virginia State University
The discussion will center around University’s cuts, protest by students and the impact on Virginia State programs, staff and future.
Dr. Keith T. Miller
PresidentVirginia State University
Del. Joe Morrissey (D), Charles City/Henrico (part),/Richmond (part), attorney and a a fighter for the underdogs in life.