Carnegie Leader Calls for Presidential Commission to Guide Higher Education’s Future

November 21, 2012

The influential president of the Carnegie Corporation is working to build support for a new national commission of educators, business people, and civic leaders to be convened by President Obama "to work on the challenges facing higher education." Carnegie's Vartan Gregorian says a presidential-level commission in 2013 could have the same kind of impact on the next few decades that the Truman Commission had after 1947. That commission led to the growth of community colleges, anexpansion of adult-education programs, and the creation of other efforts that broadened educational access for post-World War II America.