From the 2018 American Council on Education (ACE) meeting, “Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times” explores current and emerging challenges. Guests Ted Mitchell, Margaret Spellings, and Ángel Cabrera discuss higher education issues, including demographic changes, demands for greater accountability, diminishing resources, and declining public support.
Ted Mitchell became president of ACE in September 2017. Previously, he served as U.S. undersecretary of education, president of Occidental College, CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund, and president of the California State Board of Education.
Margaret Spellings became president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System in March 2016. Spellings previously served as president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, U.S. secretary of education, and White House domestic policy advisor.
Ángel Cabrera became president of George Mason University (GMU), the largest public university in Virginia, in 2012. He previously served as president of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and as dean of IE Business School in Madrid.
Casey Green, the moderator and co-producer of To A Degree, is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of eLearning and information technology in American higher education. Check out his blog, Digital Tweed, and follow him on Twitter at @DigitalTweed.