BHC president speaks at economic summit

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and Augustana College president Steven Bahls listen as Dr. Baynum speaks.

Last updated 12/16/2013

Black Hawk College’s president, Dr. Thomas Baynum, was one of the speakers Nov. 22 at the 17th Congressional District Economic Summit hosted by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos at Augustana College in Rock Island.

The summit brought together community leaders from across Illinois’ 17th District to discuss innovative strategies for improving the economic outlook for the entire region.

“The reality is at a community college, we are tremendously involved in workforce development at every level,” Dr. Baynum said.

“We do not exist without partnerships. None of us can do it all. It’s going to take all of us together to make our region successful.”