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MEDIA ADVISORY: Arizona State University and Helios Education Foundation to Announce Partnership in Support of State’s Education System

Tempe, Ariz. (January 11, 2018) - Arizona State University and Helios Education Foundation will announce a first-of-its-kind partnership to model the state’s pre-K through post-secondary education system in order to inform educational practice and effective policy decisions. The event will convene stakeholders from Arizona’s business, academic and civic leadership communities.

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What: Arizona State University and Helios Education Foundation partnership announcement

Who: Dr. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
Vince Roig, Founding Chairman of the Board, Helios Education Foundation
Paul Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018; 2:00 p.m.

Where: Decision Theater, 21 E. 6th Street, Suite 126A, Tempe, Arizona 85281

RSVP: Katherine Reedy, Media Relations Officer, Arizona State University, (480) 965-3779, or Rebecca Lindgren, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Helios Education Foundation, (602) 828-7061,


About ASU

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.


About Helios Education Foundation

Helios Education Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals in Arizona and Florida to achieve a postsecondary education. The Foundation’s work is driven by four fundamental beliefs in Community, Investment, Equity, and Partnership.  Helios invests in programs and initiatives across the full education continuum – from early grade success through postsecondary education.  Since 2006, the Foundation has invested more than $200 million in education programs and initiatives in both states. To learn more about Helios, visit



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