Forum for Presidents and Foundation Leaders

THE FUTURE OF LIBERAL EDUCATION IN A POST-TRUTH ERA

Thursday, January 24 – Friday, January 25

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Welcome

  • Lynn Pasquerella, President, AAC&U
  • Richard Guarasci, President, Wagner College

 

2:30 – 3:45 pm

Reframing Narratives of Value in the New Media Landscape

  • Debra Humphreys, Vice President for Strategic Engagement, Lumina Foundation
  • Kirk Carapezza, Education Reporter, WGBH

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Better Left Unsaid:
Building Competitive Advantage When What We Believe About the Liberal Arts Isn’t Enough

  • William Craft, President, Concordia College, Morehead
  • Rogan Kersh, Provost, Wake Forest University
  • Mary Papazian, President, San Jose State University
  • David Strauss, Principal, Art & Science Group

 

5:00 – 5:15 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Lynn Pasquerella, President, AAC&U

 

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Please join us for the Presidents'  Reception

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

PRESIDENTS’ BREAKFAST
7:30
8:30 a.m.

Threats to General Education and the Liberal Arts

Scott JaschikScott Jaschik
Editor
Inside Higher Ed

 

 

8:45 – 10:00 am

Articulating the Value Proposition: Shared Goals Among Foundations, Government, and Higher Education

  • Barry Pritzker, Senior Director, Foundation and Corporate Relations, Skidmore College
  • Nancy Cable, President, University of North Carolina Asheville
  • John Ottenhoff, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Muriel Poston, Division Director, National Science Foundation
  • Eugene Tobin, Senior Program Officer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

 

10:15 – 11:15 am

Civic Engagement and Student Success

  • Phoebe Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden
  • Stephen Townsend, Commanding General of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, United States Army
     

11:30 am –12:15 pm

Higher Education Predictions for 2019

  • Richard Garrett, Chief Research Officer, Eduventures

 

PRESIDENTS’ LUNCHEON
12:30
– 2:00 p.m.

Why the Job Market Needs Humanists

George AndersGeorge Anders
Editor at Large
LinkedIn, and author of You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Education

 

The Presidents' Forum is open to all presidents and foundation leaders.  No additional registration fee is necessary to participate in Forum sessions on Thursday and Friday, but the Presidents' Breakfast and Presidents' Luncheon both carry an additional fee.

 

Presidents' Trust Seminar
"The Coddling of the American Mind"a special seminar for members of the Presidents' Trustwill be held on Friday, January 25, 2:30-5:30 pm.  Information about the seminar is available here.

 

AAC&U thanks the following sponsors for their support of the Presidents’ Forum

Presidents Trust Sponsors