President Mark W. Huddleston was one of 100 college and university presidents and 40 leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and the private sector attending a White House summit on expanding college opportunity Jan. 16, 2014.
The daylong event with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and senior administration officials highlighted more than 100 commitments made by the attending organizations to help low-income students enroll in college and ensure they succeed once they get there.
“The greatest challenges facing higher education are access and affordability, and they remain my number one priority,” Huddleston said. “I’m pleased to be at the White House sharing our plans and also talking with others about what we can do working together.”
The university made three commitments in addition to its ongoing efforts, which include freezing in-state tuition for two years, partnering with the state’s Community College...