January 16, 2014

UW presents to House Higher Education Committee on plans to reach state’s educational attainment goals

By Patrick Bell

Earlier this week, the Washington Student Achievement Council presented to the House Higher Education committee on its 2013 Roadmap, which established two state educational attainment goals for 2023:

  1. All adults in Washington will have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. At least 70 percent of Washington adults will have a postsecondary credential.

Yesterday (Jan. 16), UW Senior Vice Provost Gerald Baldasty, UW Bothell Chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh, and UW Director of State Relations Margaret Shepherd presented to the House Higher Education committee on the University of Washington’s plans to reach the Roadmap’s attainment goals.

The UW presenters emphasized plans for growth at the UW Tacoma and UW Bothell campuses, expanding access to STEM, Graduate & Professional Degree programs, and expanding access to and success of non-traditional & underserved students.

Watch the presentation on TVW.

View the UW panel’s presentation below:

Reaching Higher Education Attainment Goals

In related news at the federal level today, the University of Washington committed to a White House plan to help more students afford college.

The President’s Increasing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students initiative is intended to reduce the time it takes for low-income and underrepresented minority students to finish college, making it more likely that they will complete a degree.

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