Cumberland University


School of Education to Hold Fall Symposium


On Friday, Nov. 16, an expert panel of leaders representing children's services, education and the judicial system will discuss the development of inter-connectivity among institutions that serve the needs of children throughout Tennessee as part of the Cumberland University School of Education's Fall Symposium.

"This is truly an interactive forum for discussion," Dr. K. Charles Collier, Dean of the Cumberland University School of Education, said. "We will encourage those who attend to take part in the discussion as our panelists analyze the development of relationships between our schools and governmental agencies."

Panelists scheduled to take part in the Fall Symposium include:

+ Dr. Viola P. Miller -- Commissioner, Children's Services, State of Tennessee
+ The Honorable A. A. Birch -- Chief Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court (Ret.)
+ Mark Gwyn -- Director, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
+ Dr. Connie J. Smith -- Executive Director, Division of Assessment and Accountability, Department of Education, State of Tennessee
+ Dr. Eric Cummings -- Assistant Professor, School of Education, Cumberland University

The Fall Symposium, a part of the continuing series on timely topics sponsored by the Cumberland University School of Education, will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 in Cumberland University's Labry Hall. The program is slated to run from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Attendees will share lunch with the panelists following the event. Registration fee for the symposium and lunch is $15. For registration, please contact Joyce Stallings at 1.800.467.0562, ext. 1373 or at 615.547.1373.