Higher education has the power to change lives. Many college and universities, and the governing boards that oversee them, are focused on delivering equitable student success through consequential policies, practices, and resources to ensure desired outcomes for all students. Through the Discover the Next campaign, higher education’s champions have an opportunity to showcase the genuine, humbling power of postsecondary education, and reinforce its impact and value for all individuals and for society.
President and CEO, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
As the country learns how to build itself back, the surest remedy for income inequality is postsecondary education. Numerous studies have demonstrated the impact that a college degree has on earnings and vaulting graduates into the middle class. The best way to vaccinate more Americans against long-term unemployment and economic instability is to find ways to expand access to postsecondary education and training to all those who have the talent and drive to benefit from it.
President, American Council on Education
Students experience postsecondary value when provided equitable access and support to complete quality, affordable credentials that offer economic mobility and prepare them to advance racial and economic justice in our society.
Postsecondary Value Commission
Higher education changes lives, individually, and for generations. And now, when a pandemic and its clearly inequitable impacts have never made our case more clear, it has the power to address society's vexing ills through groundbreaking research, tie people deeply in community through lifetimes of shared work and experiences, and provide individuals with knowledge and tools to support a lifetime of responsible global citizenship. It needs the support of philanthropists, taxpayers, governments and business and societal leaders to do so.
Senior Vice President for University Advancement, University of Washington
Discover the Next provides the platform and mechanism to amplify the successes communicated by individual educational institutions through assimilating their stories from across the USA and the globe. Through this important initiative, generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we are partnering with colleges and universities in their work to communicate the immense and beneficial impact that they provide in myriad ways including: individual achievement, economic advancement, scientific innovation, and community connection. Education transforms lives and societies and, through Discover the Next, we are committed to getting that message out to the world more loudly and clearly.
President and CEO, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education