The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy is pleased to announce the upcoming public forum co-sponsored by New York University's College of Arts and Science:


Keynote Address
President Obama's 2020 Goals for Higher Education



DR. MARTHA J. KANTER
Under Secretary

United States Department of Education

Event Details:
Monday, November 7, 2011, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hemmerdinger Hall
NYU Silver Center
100 Washington Square East
New York University

Reception following event.


Dr. Kanter will give a keynote address focusing on President Obama's 2020 goal for America to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. She will discuss access, quality, and completion and the role of higher education in a vibrant, democratic society.

Dr. Martha J. Kanter has served as the under secretary of education since June 2009. She oversees policies, programs, and activities related to postsecondary education, adult and career-technical education, federal student aid, and five White House Initiatives on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Kanter is charged with planning and policy responsibilities to implement President Obama's goal for the U.S. to have "the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world by 2020" as measured by the proportion of college graduates over the next decade. Under Secretary Kanter and her team are keenly focused on improving college access, affordability, quality, and completion to implement President Obama's American Graduation Initiative.

 Click to Download Q & A with Martha Kanter

Summary of the Event

To download Dr. Kanter's remarks, click here: New_York_University_Steinhardt_Final_110711-1.doc

To download Dr. Kanter's presentation, click here: Kanter_NYU_Steinhardt_Presentation_-_Delivery_Final.pptx