The College Presidency in the 21st Century

Over the past several decades, the role of the college president has changed considerably. Today it is often described as a fundraising job above all else. As the presidency enters a period of significant turnover, we have an opportunity to re-envision the post. This panel of exceptional leaders from diverse institutions will explore the role of college presidents in improving student success, in promoting social mobility, and in serving as national and local civic leaders.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2014

Audio/Video: Education

Over the past several decades, the role of the college president has changed considerably. Today it is often described... See more
Howard Gardner probes the panelists on their own education in the arts and their experiences working in today's schools... See more
An Afternoon of Conversation at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival with Henry 'Hank' Paulson, Jr., former Secretary of the... See more
The world is changing, and the American education system hasn’t kept pace. Experts from across the ideological spectrum... See more
We all know the horrors. But what on earth do we do about it? Asa Hutchinson, director of the NRA-funded National... See more
From national security to the global economy to the future of the middle class, how high are the stakes and where are... See more

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Fact: Education
57% of Americans say colleges fail to provide students with good value for money spent.
–Pew Research Center, May 2012