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Pepperdine President Andrew Benton to Testify Before Congress

Pepperdine President Andrew Benton to Testify Before Congress

May 23, 2017

Andrew K. Benton, president and CEO of Pepperdine University (CA),  will offer testimony on proposals for improving transparency in higher education before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development on May 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
 
The hearing, Empowering Students and Families to Make Informed Decisions on Higher Education, is billed as offering Members of Congress the opportunity to discuss improving transparency in higher education, as well as ensuring federal student aid programs are effective and student privacy is protected. The hearing is part of an ongoing effort to strengthen federal higher education policies to better serve students, families, and taxpayers.
 
In addition to leading Pepperdine, Benton also serves as the vice chair of the NAICU Board of Directors.
 
Also testifying at the hearing are:  Mark Schneider of the American Institutes for Research, Jason Delisle of the American Enterprise Institute, and Mamie Voight of the Insititute for Higher Education Policy.
 
The hearing is expected to be broadcast via a live webcast available through the Committee’s website.

 
Andrew K. Benton, president and CEO of Pepperdine University (CA),  will offer testimony on proposals for improving transparency in higher education before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development on May 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
 
The hearing, Empowering Students and Families to Make Informed Decisions on Higher Education, is billed as offering Members of Congress the opportunity to discuss improving transparency in higher education, as well as ensuring federal student aid programs are effective and student privacy is protected. The hearing is part of an ongoing effort to strengthen federal higher education policies to better serve students, families, and taxpayers.
 
In addition to leading Pepperdine, Benton also serves as the vice chair of the NAICU Board of Directors.
 
Also testifying at the hearing are:  Mark Schneider of the American Institutes for Research, Jason Delisle of the American Enterprise Institute, and Mamie Voight of the Insititute for Higher Education Policy.
 
The hearing is expected to be broadcast via a live webcast available through the Committee’s website.

 

May 23, 2017

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NAICU President David L. Warren Comments on the Trump Administration’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

NAICU President David L. Warren Comments on the Trump Administrati...

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 -- Today the Trump Administration sent to Congress its FY2018 budget proposal, slashing $3.6 trillion in federal spending for entitlement and domestic discretionary programs, including $150 billion in federal student aid over 10 years.  David L. Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, issued the following statement on the budget proposal:
 
“The Trump Administration’s budget proposal announced today is an unprecedented raid on the federal student aid programs, shredding highly effective programs used by low- and middle-income students seeking to realize their share of the American dream through earning a college education. Reducing access to college for the next generation is both shortsighted and foolish.”
 
“Cuts to the federal student loan programs, both at inception as well as repayment, will drive up the cost of college for the very students who struggle today. Gutting the Federal-Work Study program, which rewards hard working students who seek employment opportunities while in school, removes a key source of income necessary to make ends meet for many students. Cutting the Perkins Loan and SEOG programs is
penny-wise and pound foolish, since both programs require colleges to have “skin in the game” by matching federal funding with institutional funds.”
 
“For more than 50 years, the federal government has partnered with students and their families to meet the costs of earning a college degree. This partnership has paid dividends over and over to the nation in the form of innovation, research breakthroughs, and economic growth.  These investments have been critical to producing the quality of life Americans enjoy today. “
 
“We as a nation must continue to invest in our young people to ensure the nation remains a global economic leader. Investments in our human capital are critical to our future success.  I call on Congress to reject the President’s budget to ensure student aid funding flows to students and empowering them to choose to attend the college that best fits their needs.”
 
David L. Warren, Ph.D.
President
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
May 23, 2017 -- Today the Trump Administration sent to Congress its FY2018 budget proposal, slashing $3.6 trillion in federal spending for entitlement and domestic discretionary programs, including $150 billion in federal student aid over 10 years.  David L. Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, issued the following statement on the budget proposal:
 
“The Trump Administration’s budget proposal announced today is an unprecedented raid on the federal student aid programs, shredding highly effective programs used by low- and middle-income students seeking to realize their share of the American dream through earning a college education. Reducing access to college for the next generation is both shortsighted and foolish.”
 
“Cuts to the federal student loan programs, both at inception as well as repayment, will drive up the cost of college for the very students who struggle today. Gutting the Federal-Work Study program, which rewards hard working students who seek employment opportunities while in school, removes a key source of income necessary to make ends meet for many students. Cutting the Perkins Loan and SEOG programs is
penny-wise and pound foolish, since both programs require colleges to have “skin in the game” by matching federal funding with institutional funds.”
 
“For more than 50 years, the federal government has partnered with students and their families to meet the costs of earning a college degree. This partnership has paid dividends over and over to the nation in the form of innovation, research breakthroughs, and economic growth.  These investments have been critical to producing the quality of life Americans enjoy today. “
 
“We as a nation must continue to invest in our young people to ensure the nation remains a global economic leader. Investments in our human capital are critical to our future success.  I call on Congress to reject the President’s budget to ensure student aid funding flows to students and empowering them to choose to attend the college that best fits their needs.”
 
David L. Warren, Ph.D.
President
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

May 23, 2017

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NAICU Signs on to Letter Supporting Sec. 127

NAICU Signs on to Letter Supporting Sec. 127

February 10, 2017

On February 7, NAICU joined other members of the Section 127 Coalition in sending a letter to both the House and Senate supporting the maintenance of Section 127 - employer-provided education assistance - in any upcoming tax package.

Read the respective letters here:

House Letter
Senate Letter
On February 7, NAICU joined other members of the Section 127 Coalition in sending a letter to both the House and Senate supporting the maintenance of Section 127 - employer-provided education assistance - in any upcoming tax package.

Read the respective letters here:

House Letter
Senate Letter

February 10, 2017

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NAICU Letter Supporting Congress to Block the Implementation of Teacher Ed Regs

NAICU Letter Supporting Congress to Block the Implementation of Tea...

February 10, 2017

NAICU sent a letter to Rep. Virginia Foxx and Rep. Bobby Scott supporting Congress to use the Congressional Review Act to block the implementation of the Department of Education's Teacher Preparation Regulations which were finalized in October, 2016.
NAICU sent a letter to Rep. Virginia Foxx and Rep. Bobby Scott supporting Congress to use the Congressional Review Act to block the implementation of the Department of Education's Teacher Preparation Regulations which were finalized in October, 2016.

February 10, 2017

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598 Institutions Sign Letter to Homeland Security Secretary

598 Institutions Sign Letter to Homeland Security Secretary

February 03, 2017

Citing international exchange as a “core value and strength of American higher education,” 598 college presidents signed a joint letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly expressing their concerns about the recent executive order dealing with immigration.  In the letter, presidents state that they are “confident that our nation can craft policies that secure us from those who wish to harm us, while welcoming those who seek to study, conduct research and scholarship, and contribute their knowledge and talents to our country.”
Citing international exchange as a “core value and strength of American higher education,” 598 college presidents signed a joint letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly expressing their concerns about the recent executive order dealing with immigration.  In the letter, presidents state that they are “confident that our nation can craft policies that secure us from those who wish to harm us, while welcoming those who seek to study, conduct research and scholarship, and contribute their knowledge and talents to our country.”

February 03, 2017

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