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Democracy Matters - Episode 43: Diversity and Democracy Through Higher Education


 
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SUMMARY: Dr. Mildred García, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and Jonathan Alger, president of James Madison University, discuss the role of higher education in advancing diversity and democracy, and higher education’s special responsibility to contribute meaningfully to the communities in which they are situated.


What are some of the greatest challenges emanating from federal policy for institutions of higher education? How can institutions of higher education do better to reckon with their own histories of racial inequity and racial injustice? In this episode of Democracy Matters, we talk with Dr. Mildred García, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and with Jonathan Alger, president of James Madison University, about the role of higher education in advancing diversity and democracy, and higher education’s special responsibility to contribute meaningfully to the communities in which they are situated.

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Published: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2020

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