Luncheon Featuring Rod Paige, Former Secretary of Education

Rod PaigeThe Conservative Club will continue their guest speaker series with a Conversation with Rod Paige, former Secretary of Education

  • When: May 7th 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Sugar Creek Country Club 
  • Admission: Members: $25 and Guests $30.

Rod Paige, a life-long educator and former U.S. Secretary of Education (2001-2005), is co-founder and Chairman of Chartwell Education Group LLC, a New York-based education consulting firm with offices in Washington, DC and London.  In addition to his time at Chartwell, Dr. Paige, in his quest to improve the quality of education for all students, is an active member of several highly respected boards, including the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, News Corporation, The Broad Foundation and the National Council on Economic Education’s Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce.  As Secretary of Education and native of Mississippi, Dr. Paige was an unstinting advocate of student achievement, employing “best of breed” solutions to achieve results towards the Department’s goal of raising national standards of educational excellence.  He earned his reputation for seeking out and implementing innovative approaches to systemic academic improvement when he served as Dean of the College of Education at Texas Southern University, where he established the university’s Center for Excellence in Urban Education.  He has also shown a knack for inclusive leadership, first as a trustee and then as Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the nation’s seventh largest district.  Dr. Paige, who served as a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, brings a global perspective to his work and a desire to export the best practices and products for education that the U.S. has to offer and to import those that have been successful in other countries in an effort to improve the state of education for all.

RSVP to Rick or Karen McCarter, 281-341-5078. 

Payment can be mailed to the Fort Bend Conservative Club, PO Box 16021, Sugar Land, Texas 77496.