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Fernando Figueroa, president of Gateway C&TC, to speak at Covington Business Council’s luncheon

The Covington Business Council will host guest speaker Fernando Figueroa, president of Gateway Community & Technical College, at its monthly luncheon September 15 at 11:30 at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront.

Dr. Figueroa will outline the current state of the college, what future programs will look like, and the challenges expected ahead. He will address the latest changes to Covington’s urban campus and how that will impact the city’s landscape — and the college.

Dr. Fernando Figueroa

He became president of Gateway in 2016 to chart a new course for the college and to align it with the region’s workforce needs and economic opportunities coming to the region.

He has served students in higher education for more than 25 years from classroom instruction to all aspects of administration. In his time at Gateway, he has been an advocate for key initiatives in the region particularly focused on workforce development and diversity, inclusion, and equity. He has championed Gateway’s role in strong K-12 partnerships as well as relationships with local colleges and universities.

A native of New Orleans, Dr. Figueroa appreciates a good Cafe Au Lait and a great Rock ‘n Roll riff. He enjoys playing guitar and recording and publishing his own music. He and his wife Debbie, a professional artist, have four children and three grandchildren.

He holds a Ph.D. and Master of Arts in English from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University in New Orleans.

Sponsors of the program include St. Elizabeth Healthcare, our Title Sponsor, Luncheon Sponsor DBL Law, NonProfit Spotlight Sponsor Master Provisions and Growth Report Sponsor Taft Law.

Register for the program here.

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