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May, 19, 2023

Governor Wes Moore and Asa Hutchinson to Headline RISE 2023

Maryland Governor and former Arkansas Governor to be interviewed by NBC News’ Chuck Todd in
fireside chats about the state of education in America.

WASHINGTON, DC The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute announced that
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will headline the sixth
annual Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) at the Ronald Reagan Institute in
Washington, DC, and online, May 24 - 25, 2023.

NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd, the moderator of Meet the Press, will lead both
discussions. The fireside chats will focus on the governors’ dynamic perspectives on the state of
education in America and the challenges in the 21st century that are shaping the future for learners.

Education has been a major component of both governors’ agendas and careers. In his fiscal year
2024 budget, Gov. Moore made education funding a top priority his budget included increased
financial support for the University System of Maryland as well as support for the Blueprint for
Maryland’s Future, an education reform plan that would allocate funds for school construction
across the state.

In October 2022, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was named chairman of the Educational
Commission of the States (ECS), a national, nonpartisan organization that supports state
policymakers across the country. As chair of ECS, Hutchinson leads the initiative to advance
computer science education including ways to provide equitable access, education preparation, and
making connections to career pathways.

The conversations will take place on May 25, beginning with Governor Hutchinson
from 1:55 2:25pm, followed by Governor Wes Moore from 2:35 3:05pm.

The fireside chats will be a key part of this year’s event theme: The Nation’s Next Horizon, which
will reflect on America’s resilience during the pandemic and assess the state of education since
President Ronald Reagan’s seminal “A Nation at Risk” report. RISE will convene current and former
Administration officials and industry leaders from across the education spectrum who will address
the health of the U.S. education system. The year’s summit will feature leaders such as:

James Kvaal, Under Secretary of Education
Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State

Margaret Spellings, eighth United States Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan, ninth United States Secretary of Education

Bill Kristol, former Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States

Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado

Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa

Mike Parson, Governor of Missouri
Jim Douglas, former Governor of Vermont

Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Indiana

Larry Hogan, former Governor of Maryland

RISE sessions will be presented in a hybrid format with a series of panels and conversations shown
online on May 24 and in-person events on May 25, which will also be live-streamed. A complete
event agenda will be available prior to the summit. RISE 2023 will be open to registered media. For
more information, visit
and follow @ReaganInstitute.

Media Contact: Jose Luna


About the Reagan Foundation and Institute:

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is the nonprofit organization created by
President Reagan himself and specifically charged by him with continuing his legacy and sharing
his principles - individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The
Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning
Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Discovery Center, as well as the Reagan
Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s work in Washington, D.C. The Reagan Library houses
over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and
artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place
of America’s 40th President and his First Lady.

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