Panel One: Rating the Alternatives to Ratings -- How can we Better Ensure Federal Aid & Student Tuition Dollars go to Schools that Use Them Wisely?
:: Doug Lederman, Editor of Inside Higher Ed
:: David Bergeron, Vice President for Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress
:: Christine Keller, SAM & VSA Executive Director and APLU Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
:: Juliette Bell, President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
:: Michele Wheatly, Provost, West Virginia University
Jennifer T. Poulakidas, Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs, gives an update on APLU's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, including stopping sequestration, closing the innovation deficit, providing input on the re-authorization of the Higher Education Act and offering feedback to the Obama administration on transparency and college affordability issues.
Montague Demment, Ph.D., Vice President, International Programs discusses working with USAID to develop a new comprehensive higher education strategy for Africa as well as increasing support for the Foreign Appropriations Bill, strengthening BIFAD and pushing for an increased number of students involved in study abroad efforts.
Wallace Loh, president of the University of Maryland, moderated a discussion on "Transforming Higher Education" with panelists Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana.
Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown delivered a keynote speech at the 126th APLU Annual Meeting's Council of Presidents Luncheon. Brown provided insights on protecting campus diversity while ensuring access for all potential students.