2016 Presidents Institute

Securing America’s Future: The Vitality of Independent Colleges

January 4, 2016
January 7, 2016
· Loews Miami Beach Hotel · Miami Beach, Florida
New Presidents Program: January 3–4
Presidents Governance Academy: January 3–4
Spouses and Partners Program: January 4–7
 
As cultivators of countless innovations in education, independent colleges and universities are vital to America’s future—on both domestic and global fronts. Without this sector of higher education, the nation would not have as many engaged citizens, the most efficient preparation of STEM professionals, proven paths to success for low-income and first-generation students, or help from nongovernmental educational institutions in meeting the national goal of expanding access to higher education. Yet politicians and journalists often overlook the evidence of these successes and undervalue independent liberal arts colleges. (Read more.)

 

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