Urban League’s 45th Annual Opportunity Day Luncheon

Join Us for the 45th Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon, Celebrating 45 Years of Service, Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Keynote Speaker
Kent McGuire, President and CEO
Southern Education Foundation

Kent McGuire, President, is responsible for SEF’s mission to advance equity and excellence in education in the American South especially for African Americans. Prior to joining SEF, Dr. McGuire served as the Dean of the College of Education at Temple University and was a tenured professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, also at Temple. Before that he served in the Clinton Administration as Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Education. His prior non-profit work included being the Education Program Officer for the Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts and serving as Education Program Director for the Eli Lilly Endowment.

He has written and coauthored various policy reports, book chapters and papers in professional journals. He currently serves on many boards including: Moorestown Public School, Institute for Education Leadership, The New Teacher Project, Board of Managers of Girard College, Wachovia Regional Foundation and The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. He received his PhD in public administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder, his MA in education administration and policy from Columbia University Teacher’s College, and his BA in economics from the University of Michigan.