Is higher education ready for Arizona's future?
That was the question posed at a Yuma Community Outreach Program on Wednesday, which featured presentations and discussion on recommendations from the 102nd Arizona Town Hall on higher education held in April.
Dignitaries, educators, nonprofit organization leaders and business people were present at the event, as was a student from Arizona Western College who recently participated in a Youth Town Hall with fellow classmates and high school students on the same subject.
Tara Jackson, president of Arizona Town Hall, said that Yuma was the second stop on a statewide tour of meetings held to gather insight as to which recommendations should be made a priority before they are sent to elected officials for review. Jackson also said that they are also looking to community leaders in Arizona to see how these recommendations to help solve higher education problems can be turned into a reality.