St. Mary’s College President Tuajuanda C. Jordan was invited to be a panelist at the release of the final report of the National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education. The event took place on Dec. 14 at the Press Club in Washington D.C.
The University of Virginia Miller Center created the non-partisan National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education in 2014 to develop policy and funding changes to reach the goal of 60 percent of Americans 25 to 64 years of age receiving a high-quality postsecondary degree or certificate by 2025. With support from Lumina Foundation, the commission was tasked with developing policy proposals to provide long-term sustainable finance models for U.S. higher education. The Commission’s report includes in-depth analysis of higher education’s current challenges and nine recommendations.
Co-Chairs of the commission were Mike Castle, former governor of Delaware and former U.S. congressman, and Bob Graham, former governor of Florida and former U.S. senator. Mark Warner, U.S. senator for Virginia, also spoke at the event. The moderator for the panel discussion was Paul Fain, news editor, Inside Higher Ed. Joining Dr. Jordan as panelists were Mike Castle, former governor of Delaware and former U.S. congressman; John Engler, former governor of Michigan and president, Business Roundtable; Brian Fitzgerald, CEO Business-Higher Education Forum; and Bob Graham, former governor of Florida and former U.S. senator.