Nov 12, 2019
Co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa talk with ACE President Ted Mitchell about how higher education is re-imagining student success and the need for institutions to adapt to the changing face of their student bodies. Ted discusses ACE's recent Regional Summit in Kansas City and how higher education can reclaim the high ground and better serve our students through the college experience and beyond. Afterward, Jon and Lorelle talk about recent developments in Congress and the administration, including the House-passed College Affordability Act and a federal court ruling that found Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating a recent order on forgiving student loans.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show.
Conversation with Ted Mitchell
ACE2020: ACE's 102nd
March 14-16, 2020 | San Diego
Post-interview chat on the College Affordability Act, Betsy DeVos
House Committee Approves HEA Legislation, Future of Bill Uncertain (includes bill summaries)
Appeals Court Nominee Shaped DeVos’s Illegal Loan Forgiveness
The New York Times (sub. req.) | Nov. 6, 2019
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Lorelle Espinosa is ACE’s vice president for research, where she is responsible for developing the association’s thought leadership and research agenda.
Jon Fansmith represents ACE and its members on issues related to the federal budget and appropriations process, with a particular focus on student aid.
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