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Pam Russell
Editorial & Media Director


March 9, 2018

Expert Panel Discusses Rebuilding Public Trust in Higher Education

Panelists Address Hurdles, Debate First Steps toward Showing Intrinsic Value of Higher Ed (recorded)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A distinguished panel of experts in higher education tackled the challenging issue of how to rebuild the public's trust in the sector during a discussion Friday morning at American University in Washington, D.C.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education convened the event, "Claiming Our Story: The Imperative for Higher Education." This is the first of what CASE plans will be many conversations on rebuilding trust and demonstrating the intrinsic value of higher education as a public good.

Claiming Our Story panel speakers

Participating on the panel were Sylvia M. Burwell, president of American University; Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, reporter, education finance, the Washington Post, Andrew Hamilton, president, New York University and Ted Mitchell, president, American Council on Education. CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham moderated the 90-minute discussion. American University hosted the event on its campus.

CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham leads the discussion

In addition to the campus audience, hundreds of educators, advancement professionals and others worldwide watched the event via live webcast.

The recording is available on the CASE website. Contact Pam Russell at russell@case.org or 202-478-5680 for additional photos or requests for interviews. Please include the following photo credit: American University/Jeff Watts.

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