It is with regret that I write on behalf of the Commission for Adult Learners to inform you of the decision to cancel this spring’s Hendrick Best Practices for Adult Learners Conference. The Commission met with its sponsors, Madlyn Hanes, Rob Pangborn, Damon Sims, Marcus Whitehurst, and Craig Weidemann and determined that in light of the state budget impasse in Harrisburg and uncertainties surrounding Penn State’s appropriation, it would be best to cancel the upcoming event. We did not want to put any further stress on already tight unit budgets from which attendees would normally be reimbursed for attending the conference or take away from financial resources that could be used in more strategic ways to mitigate the impact of current budget uncertainties.
In the meantime, the conference planning committee will be determining ways to provide informational updates to our audience to keep you current with best practices in serving this important population of students.
I thank you for your understanding and support.
Dr. Francis Achampong,
Chancellor, Penn State Mont Alto and
Chair, Commission for Adult Learners