Institutions of higher learning are keeping a keen eye on Washington. With a new administration in office, how will the federal government’s role in higher education evolve? How will other administration priorities affect campus life? What impact will states have? And what do higher education institutions, employers and students need most?
The Atlantic will convene key policymakers, state leaders, administrators, stakeholders and experts for a robust discussion about the future of postsecondary education policy.
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- Wednesday, March 22
- 8:30 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
Daniel Greenstein*, Director of Education, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- 8:40 a.m.The Role of CongressCongresswoman Susan Davis
With Joie Chen, Journalist and Contributor, AtlanticLIVE
- 9:05 a.m.Learning From the StatesBen Cannon, Executive Director, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
David Wright, Chief Policy Officer, Tennessee Higher Education Commission
With Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
- 9:35 a.m.The Campus ExperienceSheila Bair, President, Washington College
Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Eloy Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges
With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic
- 10:15 a.m. Closing ThoughtsJamie Merisotis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lumina Foundation
Margaret Low, AtlanticLIVE
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