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Council to recommend ways for higher education to prepare the workforce and drive global competitiveness

May 11, 2023

A recently formed coalition of national leaders from higher education, government, business, nonprofits, and the military have created the Council on Higher Education as a Strategic Asset(HESA). Inspired by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), the council will advance recommendations for changes in higher education institutions to enable them to prepare the workforce to support the United States’ most critical national priorities. HESA will create a strategy for this change and deliver it to the president of the United States and targeted members of the administration, select members of the U.S. Congress, state governors and legislators, and higher education governing boards and chief executive officers by June 2024.

Three HESA co-chairs are leading this effort: Michael Crow, PhD, president of Arizona State University; Robert L. King, JD, interim president of Florida Institute of Technology and former assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of Education; and Linda R. Gooden, chair of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.


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