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