U.S. Education Under Secretary Mitchell to Participate in Two Higher Education Events in New York

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U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell will visit New York to participate in two higher education events on June 21.

At 8:40 a.m. ET, Mitchell will speak at the Campaign for Free College Tuition Summit. He will talk about America's College Promise, President Obama's proposal to provide two years of free community college for responsible students through a $60.3 billion investment in a new federal-state partnership over the next 10 years. He will also discuss college access, affordability and outcomes, and participate in a Q&A with the audience.

The summit brings together impactful leaders from the higher education community to discuss ways to eliminate costs as a barrier in attaining an education for every American who is academically ready and personally determined to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate.

At 5:05 p.m. ET, Mitchell will participate at the New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum in a conversation with Charles Duhigg, senior editor, about some of the most challenging issues college presidents have in leading their schools. The questions will come from issues the college presidents identified during an earlier breakout session.

The forum brings together the most influential leaders in higher education — presidents, provosts, chancellors and other leaders of colleges and universities, to address the most urgent issues on today's campuses. U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. will speak earlier in the day at the forum.

Please RSVP to [email protected] and [email protected]. Press seats, which are limited in number, will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are unable to attend in person, please note that the Under Secretary's discussion will be available for on-demand viewing at www.NYTHigherEdLeaders.com.