Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack to deliver State of Akron Schools speech Nov. 1

Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack will discuss the state of Akron Public Schools at the Akron Press Club Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Quaker Station in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions following the program.

            Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and the program will follow.

            Born in Akron and educated in Akron Public Schools, Christine Fowler Mack is an experienced school district leader whose first classroom experience was in the APS system as a teacher at Robinson Elementary School from 1989-95. Following that, Fowler Mack was a student dean and teacher leader for two years in APS.

            Immediately before joining APS, Fowler Mack was responsible for overseeing school accountability, portfolio management, and community engagement functions as chief portfolio officer at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (40,000 students).

            Christine is on the board of Summit Education Initiative, the University of Akron Board of Trustees, Project GRAD Board, Greater Akron Chamber Board and the board of United Way of Summit & Medina.

Program: State of the Akron Schools: 2022

Speaker: Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Time: Doors open at 11 a.m., buffet luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Program follows.     

Place: Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron, OH

Cost: $30 per individual. $240 for table of 8.

Fast and easy online registration here!

Or contact Leah Nemeth, Press Club administrator, at

Check only accepted day of event.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, October 28, 2022. Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

Proceeds from Akron Press Club events fund scholarships for journalism and public relations students. Between the Press Club and the John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund, scholarships of $5,000 were awarded to 10 students in 2022.

The Press Club sincerely thanks Summit County for its generous donation to our scholarship fund. One of our scholarships is named in honor of the late County Executive Russ Pry. Russ was a supporter of the Press Club through his annual State of the County speech. Current Executive Ilene Shapiro continues that tradition.

            Please consider a donation to the Akron Press Club to fund scholarships. They make a difference to the students who receive them. You can donate by following the link on the registration page for this event.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students.