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President Hodge joins new President's Trust

11/20/2009

Miami University President Hodge has joined a new Presidents’ Trust, a leadership group organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

The Presidents' Trust is a part of AAC&U’s national plan called the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP): Excellence for Everyone as a Nation Goes to College. Trust members are dedicated to advocating for the values and practices that connect liberal education with individual and societal needs. In 2009-10, the core priority areas for the Presidents’ Trust include:
  • Making the economic case for liberal education
  • Making—and fulfilling—the civic case for liberal education
  • Engaging first-generation families and new Americans with the meaning and value of liberal education
  • Integrating liberal arts and professional preparation on campus
  • Charting a new direction for assessment and accountability

“Members of the trust, who come from all kinds of institutions, large and small, two-year and four-year, public and private, will work in concert within their communities, and nationally to ensure that the United States renews its commitment to a liberal and liberating education, not just for some students, but for all students,” said Carol Geary Schneider, president of AAC&U.

President Hodge is one of 82 college and university leaders from around the country to join this organization. Two other presidents from schools in Ohio are members: Carol Cartwright of Bowling Green State University and Grant Cornwell of The College of Wooster.

Founded in 1915, AAC&U comprises 1,200 member institutions.

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