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College Presidents Reflect on the Future of Higher Education

Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Programs & Events, CEO Council for Growth, Action Teams, Education & Talent

The Regional Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Alliance (Presidents’ Alliance) was created to explore cooperative opportunities among the region’s many degree-granting institutions. The Presidents’ Alliance is comprised of higher education leaders who commit their time and efforts to enhancing the talent in Greater Philadelphia. Working with the Chamber and its CEO Council for Growth, the Presidents’ Alliance leverages relationships with the business and civic communities, which provides opportunities for collaboration, collective advocacy on issues critical to higher education, and the cultivation of new relationships between business and higher education leaders.

Last December, we asked members of the Alliance to detail what they most look forward to this coming year and highlighted their responses at the Chamber’s annual Higher Education Reception.

We asked them two questions:
How do you foresee the future of higher education?
What was your proudest achievement in higher education in the last year?

Learn what they said:

Participating institutions:

Arcadia University
Cabrini University
Delaware County Community College
Drexel University
Eastern University
La Salle University
Peirce College
Penn State Brandywine
Rutgers University – Camden
Gwynedd Mercy University
Harcum College
Lincoln University
Montgomery County Community College
Neumann University
Penn State Great Valley
Rowan University
Saint Joseph’s University
Stockton University
Temple University
University of Pennsylvania
University of the Arts
Villanova University
West Chester University
Widener University

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia believes that access to education across the continuum will assure that the region benefits from an educated and skilled workforce to fuel our growth. Through partnerships with educators, employers and non-profit organizations, the Chamber engages in programming and initiatives that are designed to prepare talent to compete in the global economy.

Learn more about the Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team »»


On March 14, hear from higher education leaders Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA and Stephen Spinelli, Jr., PhD., as they discuss how the historic merger between Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health and Philadelphia University is following evolving trends in higher education. Learn more and register »»

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