Luncheon: CED to release its newest postsecondary education policy report

On April 30, 2012 CED convened over 100 business leaders, academics and postsecondary education policy experts in New York City for an event marking the release of CED's latest postsecondary education policy repor, titled Boosting Postsecondary Education Performance.

The luncheon event was co-hosted by CED Co-Chair, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and CEO, TIAA-CREF and featured keynote remarks from CED Postsecondary Education Subcommittee Co-Chairs Jeff Joerres, Chairman and CEO, ManpowerGroup, and a panel including Bruce MacLaury, President Emeritus, the Brookings Institution (moderator); Kathryn Wilde, President and CEO, Partnership for New York City; Patrick Callan, President, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education; and Marilyn Reznick, Vice President, Education Program, AT&T Foundation, among others.

Boosting Postsecondary Education Performance focuses on business support for a postsecondary sector that fosters innovation, productivity and efficiency. The report examines methods of measuring progress toward goals with respect to the access to and the attainment of credentials, and quality of learning. The quality of America's future workforce will depend on how well we, as a nation, reform and improve the postsecondary educational opportunities for all students. CED continues to engage business leaders in this reform effort.

This report release event marked the launch of CED's national outreach strategy to promote postsecondary education reform and provided an important forum for business leaders and experts to highlight reforms that will enhance performance and efficiency. It was a part of CED's overall outreach strategy to engage national, regional, and local business leaders on the important issue of postsecondary education reform. The event was made possible by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.