Coming to Our Senses: Chancellor Kirwan, College Board to Report on the Future of U.S. Higher Education, December 10

Save the Date: Dec. 10

‘Coming to Our Senses: Education and the American Future'

At a briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 10, the College Board will release "Coming to Our Senses: Education and the American Future," a report from the College Board's Commission on Access, Admissions and Success in Higher Education, chaired by the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, William (Brit) Kirwan.

The report offers an action agenda detailing what the United States must do to regain its global competitive edge and re-establish its educational preeminence in the 21st century.


  • College Board President Gaston Caperton
  • Chancellor of the University System of Maryland William (Brit) Kirwan
  • Dartmouth College President James Wright
  • Vice Provost for Enrollment Policy and Management at the University of Southern California, Jerome Lucido
  • Chicago Public Schools Manager of Secondary School Counselors Joyce Brown

WHAT: Release of "Coming to Our Senses: Education and the American Future"

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. EST

WHERE: Capitol Building, Room HC-6 (basement of Capitol). Attendees should use the entrance on south side of the Capitol, facing the House buildings and Independence Avenue.

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For more information, please contact Courtney Stevenson, at 212-713-8052 or

Please note: The report is embargoed until 9:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 10.

You must RSVP to participate and to receive advance material. Please include an e-mail address.



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