March 26, 2013
St. John’s University’s School of Education will host
distinguished speaker Dr. John B. King, Jr. at its Annual Carol
Gresser Forum on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s Guest Speaker is
the Commissioner of Education Dr. John B. King, Jr.
Dr. King was appointed in May 2011 and is charged with leading
education reform. He oversees more than 7,000 public and
independent elementary and secondary schools (serving 3.1 million
students), and hundreds of other educational institutions across
New York State including higher education, libraries, and museums.
Dr. King is a strong voice for education reform, and he was a
driving force in New York’s successful Race to the Top application.
Dr. King earned a B.A from Harvard University, an M.A. from
Teachers College, Columbia University, a J.D. from Yale Law School,
and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Carol Gresser Lecture Featuring Dr. John
B. King, Jr. NYS Commissioner of Education
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
St. John’s University Queens Campus, Marillac Terrace A
This annual event was established at St. John’s University in
1998 and features presentations by outstanding professionals who
have made a lasting impact on the educational process locally,
nationally and internationally. It is named in honor of the former
President of the New York City Board of Education and St.
John’s alumna Carol Gresser ’59Ed.
For more information regarding the Carol
Gresser Forum, please contact Madeline Larsen in The School of
Education at: (718) 990-2577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries, contact Elizabeth Reilly,
Director of Media Relations, at (718) 990-5789 or e-mail email@example.com.