Speaker Date Topic
Ron Cox Sep 27, 2023
Midwest Workforce Challenges and Solutions
Midwest Workforce Challenges and Solutions

Dr. Ron Cox is an aerospace engineer with a B.S. and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. His early career included work designing airfoils and fighter aircraft for a large defense contractor. Later he served as a C-level executive at a small manufacturer of cooling towers.

Ron was also an Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering professor at the University of Oklahoma. He conducted computational modeling research on hypersonic vehicles, taught undergraduate and graduate courses, and received the university's outstanding teacher award.

More recently, he served as the director of a business outreach unit, associate dean of corporate engagement, and assistant vice president of extension at Iowa State University. Part of his responsibilities included management of $40 million of grants and contracts supporting economic development activities.

Ron currently runs Midwest Workforce Strategies, a consulting company that helps organizations understand Midwest workforce challenges and design plans to grow their labor force.

TBD Oct 04, 2023
Christi Krehbiel Oct 11, 2023
How will the current state of public education affect private education and homeschooling?
Christi Krehbiel
Principal, Omaha Christian Academy
How will the current state of public education affect private education and homeschooling?
Principal Christi Krehbiel of Omaha Christian Academy is set to address the intriguing topic of how the present status of public education will reverberate throughout private education and homeschooling. With an impressive background that spans teaching across elementary, middle, and high school levels, Christi's expertise extends to the university level, where she contributed as an instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After six years in higher education, she made her way back to Omaha Christian Academy, this time as the Head of School and Principal. In this role, she navigates the diverse educational landscape, from interacting with high school students to donning a tiara for reading sessions with preschoolers at the annual Princess party.
Christi's roots are grounded in the Millard community, having attended Montclair Elementary and Millard North Middle School. Alongside her husband Gary, she is the proud parent of four grown children and enjoys the role of being a grandparent. This extensive experience provides her with a comprehensive understanding of education at various levels and positions her well to shed light on how the state of public education will impact both private schooling and homeschooling alternatives.
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