Washington Post | LIVE U.S. Higher Education: Rethinking the Possibilities
The Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity is proud to sponsor the upcoming Washington Post Live program, U.S. Higher Education: Rethinking the Possibilities on Thursday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m., Eastern. The program will feature one of America’s experts on the evolving role of higher education as well as a former dean of Howard University’s School of Education.
In a segment presented by The Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, Dr. Anne Kress, president of Northern Virginia Community College, and James B. Milliken, chancellor of The University of Texas System, will discuss the opportunities for higher education to address the societal challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of 2020, the unemployment rate among recent college graduates equaled the peak rate of the 2008 recession. Dr. Kress and Chancellor Milliken will also address what unique challenges students and communities face during this time, why taking action to address social inequities is critical, and how higher education can support students through the post-pandemic economy.