Private four year colleges are under unprecedented pressure. Hampshire College, the College of New Rochelle, Sweet Briar, Mount Ida and many others have closed, merged into other institutions, or announced their intention to "explore strategic options" in order to remain viable. Please join us to explore nature of the challenges, the possible responses and how, if at all, funders interested in college access and success should respond.
- The factors that threaten institutions and the types of institutions most at risk
- The impact on students - in particular vulnerable students - of institutional instability
- The possible responses and how philanthropy can play a role
- Steve Isenberg, Former President and Chairman, Adelphi University
- Haven Ladd, Managing Director, Education Practice, EY Parthenon Consulting
- Mike McPherson, Senior Fellow, Liberal Arts, The Andrew Mellon Foundation
- Karol Mason, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- James G. Sheehan, Chief of the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau
- Melissa Beck (Moderator), President, The Educational Foundation of America
All interested funders.
3:15 - 3:30 PM Check-in
3:30 - 5:30 PM Program
Registration is required by May 20.
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