Power of Independent Colleges: Better Education, Better Outcomes

New Presidents Program: January 3–4
Presidents Governance Academy: January 3–4
Spouses and Partners Program: January 4–7

The power of independent colleges lies in their proven ability to provide a high-quality education and superior outcomes for their students. These institutions prepare tomorrow’s leaders, provide access for students from underserved populations, prepare graduates for successful careers and meaningful lives, are more affordable than the public perceives, and strengthen civic participation.
Presidents of independent colleges and universities must speak persuasively about the quality and value of the education that their institutions provide. Yet they also must confront major challenges that face their institutions—pressures to cut costs, increase financial aid, adopt new online delivery methods, and focus more on students’ job preparation than general education in the liberal arts. Emphasis on the central mission of preparing students for rewarding futures requires well-informed and effective presidential leadership. (Read more.)