What: After six months of convening, the Utah Women's College Task force will present their recommendations to Governor Gary R. Herbert and members of the Governor's Education Excellence Commission.
Who: Governor Gary R. Herbert
Olene Walker, Utah Women's College Task Force Co-Chair
Bonnie Jean Beesley, Utah Women's College Task Force Co-Chair
Members of the Utah Women's College Task Force
Members of the Education Excellence Commission
When: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 9:00AM
Where: Capitol Board Room, Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City
Background: In 2009, women's graduation rates in Utah were more than six percentage points lower than their male counter parts (25.5% for Utah women vs. 31.6% for Utah men) and two percentage points below their national peers. Governor Herbert formed the Utah Women's College Task force to improve college attendance among Utah women. As a subcommittee of the Education Excellence Commission, the Task Force plays a significant role in achieving the Governor's core education goal: 66 % of Utah adults will obtain a post-secondary degree or certification by 2020.