David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will participate in two events in San Diego, Calif. on Tuesday, Feb. 26: serving on a panel at the annual symposium of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), and conducting a roundtable with some 20 students involved in Reality Changers—Building First Generation College Students, a San Diego-based organization that provides inner-city youth with vital resources — academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training — to become first generation college students.
Bergeron’s first event, at 10:30 a.m. PT, is a panel with colleagues from the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs on fulfilling the President’s Executive Order of April 27, 2012, which aims to help service members, veterans, and their families with the support needed to make informed education decisions and protect them from deceptive practices by schools trying to gain access to military and veteran benefits. More information about the Executive Order can be found here. CCME is a professional development organization serving the military education community, and its 40th annual symposium is entitled “Building Bridges to Success through Education for the Military Community.”
At 3:30 p.m. PT, Bergeron will tour the headquarters of Reality Changers and conduct a roundtable discussion with high school and college students about college affordability. He will also highlight the Administration’s efforts to increase transparency around college costs to ensure that students and families have the critical information they need to make smart decisions about where to enroll for postsecondary education.