Thursday, July 16
An Agenda for Higher Education Reform: A Keynote Address by Senator Lamar Alexander
With reauthorization of the Higher Education Act looming, both Republicans and Democrats have called for far-reaching reforms to make higher education more affordable and more effective. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will host a keynote address by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) focusing on the policy opportunities and challenges facing higher education reformers. Following Sen. Alexander’s remarks will be a panel discussion on the future of higher education policy. Panelists include Judith S. Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation; Ben Miller, senior director for postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress; Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni; and Kevin J. James, research fellow at AEI. The event will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. ET at AEI in Washington, D.C.