The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents


James A. Kadamus


Full Board


Education and a Changing Economy


July 30, 2004


Item for Information


Policy Development


Goals 1 and 2






Anthony P. Carnevale, Senior Fellow, National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) and Linda S. Sanford, Senior Vice President, Enterprise On Demand Transformation and Information Technology at IBM, have been invited to speak with the Board at the September 2004 meeting.  They will discuss changes in the economy and the business environment that are shaping demand for a highly skilled workforce in New York State. 


Anthony P. Carnevale will discuss research findings from his 2003 study:  Standards for What?  The Economic Roots of K-16 Reform.  Specifically, he will talk about the changing structure of employment and the role of education, the shift to knowledge jobs, the skills and abilities employers want, the challenge from foreign competitors, and significant demographic trends that will shape our future workforce.  Attachment 1 is a brief biography for Dr. Carnevale. 


Linda S. Sanford will describe the challenges facing business in New York State in meeting employers’ future needs for a highly skilled workforce, and how those needs relate to high standards.  She will also discuss the desire of business leaders across the State to work collaboratively with educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders to promote higher student achievement.  Ms. Sanford chairs the Education-Business Task Force of the Business Council of New York State.   Attachment 2 is a brief biography for Linda A. Sanford.











                                                                        Attachment 1


Anthony Carnevale

Senior Fellow, National Center on Education and the Economy




Dr. Carnevale is a Senior Fellow at the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE). Prior to his appointment at NCEE, he served as Vice-President for Public Leadership at the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private, nonprofit corporation devoted to the fulfillment of human potential and the assessment of human performance, primarily in the field of education.  Prior to his appointment at ETS, Dr. Carnevale served as Director of Human Resource Studies at the Committee for Economic Development (CED), the nation’s largest leading business-sponsored research organization.  Prior to joining CED, Dr. Carnevale was President of the Institute for Workplace Learning.  He has also served as Director of Government Affairs for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and as a senior staff member in both houses of the U.S. Congress. 


In 1993, President Clinton appointed Dr. Carnevale as chairman of the National Commission for Employment Policy. In l994, Secretary of Commerce Ronald Brown appointed Dr. Carnevale to the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  Dr. Carnevale received his B.A. from Colby College, and his Ph.D. in public finance economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.


Before going to Washington, D.C., Dr. Carnevale worked as a research economist with the Syracuse University Research Corporation.  During that time, he was involved in the reform of school financing.  He co-authored the principal affidavit in Rodriguez v. San Antonio, a U.S. Supreme Court action to remedy unequal tax burdens and education benefits.  This landmark case resulted in significant reforms that have promoted equal educational opportunity in a majority of states.



















                                                                        Attachment 2


Linda S. Sanford

Senior Vice President,

Enterprise On Demand Transformation and Information Technology, IBM




            Linda Sanford leads the strategy for IBM’s internal transformation to the industry’s premier on demand business. In this role, Ms. Sanford is responsible for working across IBM to transform core business processes, create an IT infrastructure to support those processes, and help create a culture that recognizes the value that on demand leadership can bring to IBM.


            Previously Ms. Sanford was Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Storage Systems Group, where she helped take IBM from fifth place in storage market share to second place in two years. Prior to assuming that position, Ms. Sanford headed IBM Global Industries, the organization that manages relationships with IBM's largest customers worldwide and is responsible for generating almost 70 percent of IBM's revenue.


            Ms. Sanford has also served as General Manager of IBM's S/390 Division, which develops, manufactures and markets large enterprise systems. During the early 1990s, she guided the S/390 Division through one of the most comprehensive product transformations the computer industry has ever seen, reinventing S/390 as an open, enterprise-level server.


            One of the highest-ranking women at IBM, Ms. Sanford is a member of the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and the National Association of Engineers. She has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business by Fortune Magazine, one of the Top Ten Innovators in the Technology Industry by Information Week Magazine, and one of the Ten Most Influential Women in Technology by Working Woman Magazine.


            Ms. Sanford serves on the Board of Directors of ITT Industries, St. John's University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City, the Business Council of New York State, Inc., and the Westchester Arts Council.


            Ms. Sanford is a graduate of St. John's University and earned her M.S. in Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.