Innovation Quarter News

Panel Discussion to Feature Leaders of Salem College, UNC School of the Arts

The leaders of Salem College and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts will talk about the value, current state and future role of liberal arts education on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Wake Forest Biotech Place in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

The “Engage: Education” panel discussion featuring Salem Academy and College President D.E. Lorraine Sterritt, Ph.D., and UNCSA Chancellor M. Lindsay Bierman, M.A., will be moderated by Eric Tomlinson, D.Sc., Ph.D., chief innovation officer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and president of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

The hour-long discussion will begin at 6 p.m. in the atrium of Wake Forest Biotech Place. It will be preceded by a networking reception with drinks and appetizers beginning at 5 p.m.

This event, which is open to the public free of charge, is part of the Innovation Quarter’s “Engage” series, which each quarter presents a conversation involving leading figures from various sectors of the Innovation Quarter and greater Winston-Salem communities.

Sterritt became Salem’s president in July 2014 after holding administrative and faculty positions at Harvard University. Bierman assumed his duties as chancellor of UNCSA in August 2014 after serving as editor in chief of Southern Living magazine.

Wake Forest Biotech Place is located at 575 N. Patterson Ave. Free parking for this event will be available in Innovation Quarter Lot P1, which is accessible via North Chestnut Street.

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