News Release from AASCU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2016-11-23

Contact: Jennifer Walpole (202) 478-4665

AASCU STATEMENT ON THE SELECTION OF BETSY DeVOS FOR SECRETARY OF EDUCATION

On behalf of the more than 400 state colleges and universities that comprise the membership of AASCU, we congratulate Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos. We pledge to work with her to address the nation’s most pressing higher education challenges—affordability and the financing of public institutions in America.

America’s public colleges and universities are gateways to opportunity for millions of students and families, but they need adequate resources to perform that function well. Years of state disinvestment in public education have resulted in higher tuition, reduced affordability and growing student debt, all of which directly impact the futures of millions of students and their families across the country.

AASCU stands ready to work with the secretary-designate and her leadership team to promote access, affordability and quality in higher education.