By Timothy Killeen, pres. U of Illinois; Gloria Gibson, pres. Northeastern Illinois U; Zaldwaynaka Scott, pres. Chicago State U; Lisa Freeman, pres. Northern Illinois U; David Glassman, pres. Eastern Illinois U; J. Kevin Dorsey, pres. Southern Illinois U.; Elaine Maimon, pres. Governors State U; Jack Thomas, pres. Western Illinois U; and Larry Dietz, pres. Illinois State U, via The Dispatch Argus

For too long, Illinois has been near the top of a list of states with declining population. Regrettably, many of our public universities are seeing the same outmigration as talented students go elsewhere for a college degree. Read more>>

By Allan Belton, president of Pacific Lutheran University, via The News Tribune

This important expansion of educational aid for Washington state students and families is exactly what fair, accessible higher education looks like. I’m proud that it’s happening right here in our state. Read more>>

By Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College, via The Record-Eagle

Michigan now peers over the edge of a great precipice. Employers — many of whom already have difficulty finding the employees they need — are now facing a talent gap unlike any they’ve experienced before. Read more>>

By Betty Vandenbosch, chancellor of Purdue University Global, via University Business

There are 7 million students enrolled in community colleges, but only about a third of them transfer within six years to continue their education. Fewer than 15 percent will earn the bachelor’s degree that many desirable employers demand within this time frame. Read more>>

By Donald Easton-Brooks, dean of the College of Education at UNR, via Reno Gazette Journal

Research shows that students of color tend to perform better academically when they encounter at least one teacher of color. Similar research found this to be true in human resources, counseling, management/supervision and higher education. Read more>>

University Business

New leaders for College of DuPage, Humboldt State University, Keuka College, San Francisco State University, UC Merced and Coppin State University. …Presidents from Kentucky Wesleyan College, Portland State University and University of Oklahoma announce resignations. Read more>>

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