John B. King, Jr., president and CEO of The Education Trust and former U.S. Secretary of Education, will present the inaugural Dean's Lecture on Education and Society on April 9. A visiting professor at COE, his presentation, Advancing the Civic Mission of Higher Education in Challenging Times, will occur from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, with a reception to follow. Please RSVP to attend this free lecture. The Dean's Lecture Series on Education and Society features prominent leaders in education discussing some of the most important issues in the field, sparking important dialogue on challenges, opportunities and research developments in education.