Secretary DeVos met with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

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Secretary DeVos met with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

February 24, 2017

Official Readout: Secretary DeVos met with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

What: Secretary DeVos meeting with APLU Members
When: February 23, 2017 @ 2:00-3:00PM
Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building
Secretary's Conference Room
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Secretary's Conference Room
Washington, DC 20202

List of Attendees

Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education

Presidents and Chancellors

Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, President Emeritus, Michigan State University
Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University
Angel Cabrera, President, George Mason University
Robert Caret, Chancellor, University of Maryland System
Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University
Mildred Garcia, President, California State University, Fullerton
Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, University of Kansas
Ronald Green, Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University
Kirk Schulz, President, Washington State University
Teresa Sullivan, President, University of Virginia
Satish Tripathi, President, University of Buffalo, SUNY

APLU Staff

Jennifer Poulakidas, Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs, APLU
Craig Lindwarm, Director, Congressional & Governmental Affairs, APLU
Jeff Lieberson, Vice President, Public Affairs, APLU
Jack Cline, Director of Federal Relations, University of Kansas

U.S. Department of Education Staff

Jim Manning
Taylor Hansen

Items Discussed

  • College affordability and finding new and innovative approaches to reduce college costs
  • Ensuring every student, and potential student, has the ability and access to pursue their educational goals and dreams
  • Recent changes Title IX guidance
  • Protecting first amendment rights of students on campus
  • Importance of the Pell Grant program and year-round Pell Grants
  • Helping colleges work better with the business community to ensure students have job-ready skills
  • Reducing the regulatory burden on colleges
  • Protecting student data
  • Improving completion rates
  • Importance of career and technical education

Facts about APLU

  • APLU's membership includes 235 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems and affiliated organizations.
  • Annually, 194 U.S. member campuses enroll 4 million undergraduates and 1.2 million graduate students, award 1.1 million degrees, employ 1 million faculty and staff and conduct $40.7 billion on university-based research.