January 23, 2018

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – January 23, 2018 – The Center for Community Solutions at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) and the Department of Child Study present “The Future of Education Policy” on Friday, February 9 from 8:30 – 11 a.m. in the McGann Conference Center at SJC Long Island in Patchogue, New York. 

The event will feature a panel of distinguished speakers from various areas of education who will discuss the future of education policy in America. Panelists include: Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D., president of St. Joseph’s College; Michael Hynes, Ed.D., superintendent of schools for the Patchogue-Medford District; Joseph Lemke ’04, Ed.D., director of social studies, K-12 for Bay Shore Schools, and professor at SJC and Long Island University; Timothy McNiff, Ed.D., superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of New York; Laquita Outlaw, Ed.D., principal of Bay Shore Middle School and adjunct professor at SJC Long Island; and Shawn Robertson, Ed.D., associate professor of child study at SJC Long Island.

“The future of America's education policy is always an extremely important topic, but particularly now,” said Tim Bishop, visiting professor of civic engagement and public service at SJC Long Island. “This group of experts will help us shed light on some of the most pressing issues and what it all means for us, for our children and for our country.”

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kara Felton at [email protected] or 631.687.2402. 

SJC Long Island is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Ave.).

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.