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Capilouto Joins Other College Presidents in Zoom Panel Discussion Today About Dealing With Pandemic

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 2, 2020) University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto will join presidents of three other institutions of higher learning in a panel discussion organized by The Chronicle of Higher Education this afternoon. The discussion will be streamed live via Zoom from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT today (Thursday), April 2, and anyone wanting to view may register at this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8915856611342/WN_c2tcnF2-S8WQY_ixztlgIQ.

The presidents will talk about how — in the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis — they are defining their public responsibilities and trying to make decisions for the good of all campus constituencies.   

In addition to Capilouto the panel will include Raymond E. Crossman, president of Adler University; Sean M. Decatur, president of Kenyon College; and Laura Skandera Trombley, president of the University of Bridgeport.

The panel host is Jack Stripling, senior writer at The Chronicle, who will lead an informal, candid conversation. He will ask his own questions and take questions from the audience. The Chronicle will stream the event on audio and video and distill the discussion into a written article for the publication.   

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