Faculty General Public Students
The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world’s regional economic miracles. Yet even while “Silicon Valley” is synonymous with innovation and economic prosperity worldwide, the region faces substantial challenges in sustaining its economic resilience and making opportunity widely available to all of those who live and work here. Hundreds of colleges and universities are elemental to the regional knowledge ecosystem. How can their vitality, and the civic fabric they sustain, best be nurtured going forward?
Mike Kirst, Stanford Professor Emeritus and President of the California State Board of Education
Judy Miner, Chancellor, Foothill/De Anza Community College District
Margaret O’Mara, author of Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley
Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute