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HU Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Bilita Mattes, featured in a Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce member perspective article titled, “How can higher education institutions help employers close critical talent gaps and accelerate economic mobility for our region’s workers?”

Mattes weighs in on the role of higher education institutions play in helping employers close critical talent gaps and accelerating economic mobility for our region’s workers.

“Higher education is at a point of uncertainty and opportunity as we all face significant economic, demographic, technological, and global change – change which has been accelerated by the global pandemic,” Mattes says. “The way we work, learn, play, and interact have all been impacted over the past year. I’m sure, like the Harrisburg University community, you are experiencing many conversations about the “new normal” and what this will mean in the context of your own organization.”

To read the entire article, click here.

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