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American Council of Trustees and Alumni discusses issues facing NC higher Education

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American Council of Trustees and Alumni discusses issues facing NC higher Education


RALEIGH — Leaders from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni recently sat down with North State Journal to discuss issues facing higher education institutions in North Carolina.

American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s (ACTA) was formed in 1995 as a 501(c)3 organization with a mission of raising public awareness about the current state of higher education. ACTA conducts extensive surveys on thousands of colleges in order to identify the current climate, financial and policy issues.

The group says it is “the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States” in supporting liberal arts education and high academic standards, as well as protecting the free exchange of ideas on campuses.

On its website ACTA boasts of a large network of educators and supporters. This includes more than 23,000 trustees in the United States, along with 1,200 presidents from college and universities systems.

ACTA President Michael B. Poliakoff and Armand Alacbay Vice President of Trusteeship and Government Affairs, and Paul and Karen Levy Fellowship in Campus Freedom Steven McGuire provided insights on a range of topics, from the new UNC School of Civil Life and Leadership to…



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