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Secretary Duncan to Discuss College Completion and Affordability at NGA Conference and Roundtable with Virginia College Presiden

Posted Jul 12 2012 11:33am

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: July 13, 2012 01:15 pm - 02:15 pm
Event Date 2: July 13, 2012 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Williamsburg, Va., on Friday, July 13, to discuss college affordability and completion at a roundtable with presidents from several Virginia colleges and in an address at the National Governors Association (NGA) summer meeting.

At 1:15 p.m., Duncan and Under Secretary Martha Kanter will co-host a discussion on college affordability at the College of William & Mary, along with its president Taylor Reveley. Several other college presidents (listed below) will participate in the event, entitled “College, Cost, and the Commonwealth.” Open to the public, the roundtable is part of a series of conversations that senior Obama Administration officials are having with higher education leaders across the country on increasing college access, affordability, and completion.

At 3:00 p.m., Duncan will give remarks at the NGA conference, providing an overview of K-12 reform efforts, challenging states to maintain support for higher education, urging colleges and universities to hold down tuition costs, and other efforts to meet the President’s goal of leading the world in college graduates by 2020.


Event 1
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter
William & Mary President Taylor Reveley
Regent University President Carlos Campo
Thomas Nelson Community College President John Dever
Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glenn DuBois
Virginia State President Keith Miller
Old Dominion University Provost Carol Simpson
Richard Bland College President Debbie Sydow “College, Cost & the Commonwealth” – roundtable discussion on college affordability 1:15 p.m. ET, Friday, July 13, 2012 College of William & Mary
Matoaka Woods Room, School of Education
301 Monticello Ave.
Williamsburg, Va.
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Event 2
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Remarks at NGA summer conference 3:00 p.m. ET, Friday, July 13, 2012 Williamsburg Lodge and Convention Center
Virginia Ballroom
310 S England St
Williamsburg, Va.
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