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The Golden Age of Higher Education is Over

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Thursday, March 6 | 4:00 p.m.
“The Golden Age of Higher Education is Over”
Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Economics and Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, 7th Floor

This event, the annual Mullen Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Economics.

Professor Ehrenberg will explain why the financial models under which both private and public higher education institutions are operating are breaking down and the actions they will have to take in the future to remain financially solvent and deliver high quality education to their students.

Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics at Cornell University and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow. He also is Director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute. From 1995 to 1998 he served as Cornell’s Vice President for Academic Programs, Planning and Budgeting.

Ehrenberg served as an elected member of the Cornell Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2010. Governor David Paterson nominated him for membership on the SUNY Board of Trustees in May 2009. His appointment was confirmed by the New York State Senate in March 2010. He currently chairs the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee and is a member of its Executive, Communications and External Affairs, Finance and Administration, Research and Economic Development and system wide provost search committees.

Ehrenberg has served as a consultant to faculty and administrative groups and trustees at a number of colleges and universities on issues relating to tuition and financial aid policies, faculty compensation policies, faculty retirement policies, and other budgetary and planning issues. Among the institutions he has worked with are Brandeis University, Oberlin College, Northeastern University, The University of North Carolina, the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, the U.S. Naval Academy, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Smith College, the Suffolk University Law School, Albany University (SUNY), George Washington University, the University of Akron, and the University of Vermont.

Admission is free.

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