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White House Seeks Input From Ivy Tech’s Snyder

The leader of Indiana’s community college system says he came away from a White House meeting last week optimistic that the Obama Adminstration wants to address the soaring cost of higher education and rising student debt.

Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder was appointed to the Roundtable of Affordability and Productivity in Higher Education. The panel met a week ago with the president and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

Snyder says there was a sense of urgency at the meeting “that college affordability was going to be a barrier to increasing attainment as we re-engineer America.”

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Ivy Tech President To Serve On White House Roundtable

The leader of Indiana’s community college system has been selected by President Obama to serve on the White House Roundtable on Affordability and Productivity in Higher Education.

Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder is among several college presidents appointed to the panel, which will also include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Snyder says the roundtable will discuss the soaring costs of higher education and how to make college more affordable.

Snyder also took part in last year’s White House Summit on Community Colleges.