Catalysts for the Common Good

New Presidents Program: January 3–4
Spouses Program: January 4–7

Independent colleges and universities have remarkable track records of preparing engaged citizens and experts in fields of national priority. These institutions rely little on federal or state tax dollars yet contribute substantially to local and regional economies. Stereotypes persist of private colleges serving only affluent individuals and not the common good, yet our institutions graduate proportionally more low-income, first-generation, and other students with the greatest need for access to college. By their commitment to the liberal arts, reasoned debate, and participatory decision making, independent colleges and universities serve the needs of society. (Read more.)