SHEEO President Paul Lingenfelter's remarks at the President's Forum Conference, March 28, 2011.
The title of this conference is “The Federalization of Higher Education.” I’ve added a question mark to that title for my remarks, because I don’t know anybody who seriously wants a greater federal role in higher education. It very clear, however, that we face national issues that require us to develop a consensus about national solutions.
I will begin by reviewing the well-known changes and challenges in higher education that are driving this discussion. We need to change the ways we do business to meet these challenges, and it will take all of us, working together to be successful. I’ll conclude by saying a few words about what SHEEO plans to do.