Type: Public event

Launching Michigan Education: an update on efforts to build a strong, thriving public education system in Michigan


Randy Liepa, Superintendent of the Wayne County Regional Education Service Agency (Wayne RESA)

Date & time

Nov 12, 2018, 3:00-3:50 pm EST


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Ford School’s Michigan Politics and Policy class (PubPol 475/750) will be joined by Randy Liepa, Superintendent of Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency for a discussion about public education on Monday November 12, 3:00pm.

We have moved this class session to the larger Ford School Annenberg Auditorium (1120) so this lecture can be open to the public -- we hope to see you there!

About the talk
What are some of the central policies governing Michigan education today, and what does the future hold? Dr. Randy Liepa, Superintendent of the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency, joins us to discuss the current state of K-12 education in Michigan and how a unique collation of business, education, labor, philanthropy, and state and community leaders called “Launch Michigan” has joined forces to promote research-based strategies for educational excellence and equity for all Michigan students, with a goal of bridging partisan divisions and transcending election cycles.

Randy Liepa was appointed to the position of Superintendent of the Wayne County Regional Education Service Agency (Wayne RESA) in August 2015. Wayne RESA is the largest education service agency in the state providing leadership, programs and services to 33 public school districts and 108 public school academies in Wayne County.

Dr. Liepa has had a 30-year career in public education. Prior to joining Wayne RESA, he was with Livonia Public Schools, one of the ten largest districts in the state, and served as their Superintendent for 12 years. In 2014, he was honored as the Region 9 Superintendent of the Year in Michigan as well as Administrator of the Year for the Michigan PTSA.

Dr. Liepa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Hillsdale College, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University.