Alvernia University President on National Panel Discussing the Future of Independent Higher Education
Thomas Flynn, president of Alvernia University, participated in the recent meeting of the national steering committee of college and university presidents which began to assess the future of independent colleges. The meeting, held in September in Washington, D.C., was organized and hosted by The Council of Independent Colleges, which includes AICUP as a member.
With the guidance of the steering committee, the Future of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges project will explore new approaches to higher education, alternative college business models in the context of disruptive social and educational trends impacting American higher education, and the distinctive aspects of independent liberal arts colleges that are critical to fulfilling higher education needs in the United States. The project will provide a new opportunity to lead the national conversation about what it means to offer a high-quality education in the 21st century. The project is funded by the Lumina Foundation.
Photo credit: Lilia LaGesse, Council of Independent Colleges