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Canyons Hall. Photo courtesy of College of the Canyons.

College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been invited by the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center to join its Higher Education Task Force.

The Higher Education Task Force will consist of more than a dozen former policymakers and high-profile individuals in the higher education community.

Co-chaired by former Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and former Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the bipartisan project will focus on key emerging national issues that are currently impacting higher education. Some examples of issues include state financing policy, accountability, affordability and student loans.

“It is an honor to have been selected to be part of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Higher Education Task Force,” Van Hook said. “I look forward to working with other leaders in education to make data-driven recommendations to Congress for the much-needed reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.”

Created in 1965, the HEA intended to strengthen the educational resources of higher education institutions to provide financial assistance for students seeking higher education. Since then, the law — which created the Pell grant tuition assistance program and other programs to help disadvantaged students — has been rewritten eight times. Its most recent reauthorization expired in 2015.

Van Hook and the other members of the task force will collaborate to make recommendations towards the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

 

This information was received via a press release from College of the Canyons

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COC chancellor selected for Higher Education Task Force
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College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been invited to join a task force that will make recommendations towards the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
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