Secretary Betsy DeVos’s lead higher education advisor Diane Jones will sit down with POLITICO’s Michael Stratford for a conversation on the administration’s priorities in the new Congress. With reauthorization of the Higher Education Act picking up steam, Dr. Jones will outline the Department’s perspectives on a range of issues, potentially including federal accountability mechanisms, reforms to higher education financing, and the recent string of college closures.
This conversation will be followed by a panel discussion honing in on the policy implications of the college closure process, assessing options for reform, and weighing the extent to which institutional accountability can be strengthened to improve the higher education system for students and families.
Keynote discussion with:
Principal Deputy Under Secretary, US Department of Education.
Panel discussion featuring:
President, New England Commission of Higher Education
Executive Vice President & Director of Government Relations, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)
President, The Council of Independent Colleges
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Policy, Seton Hall University
Vice President and Chief Counsel, National Student Legal Defense Network
Education Reporter, POLITICO
Reporter, Inside Higher Ed