Changes in Higher Education Under the New Administration : Regulatory & Policy


October 26, 2017


Yolanda R. Gallegos

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Higher learning has been central to the American story, written over centuries, empowering individuals not only to advance their own station, but also to engage in our democracy – to preserve and protect those freedoms.

President Trump’s budget proposes a new program under Title I, Furthering Options for Children to Unlock Success (FOCUS), with a proposed budget of 1 billion dollars.President Trump’s budget also proposes a number of significant cuts to programs that fund higher education and that provide financial assistance to low-income students.

In total, Trump’s education funding proposal could strain state budgets and make college affordability much more difficult for a number of students.

Accessing her decades of experience representing the higher education sector through five presidents and eight administrations, Yolanda Gallegos will discuss:

  • Summary of changes to expect in higher education under Trump administration.
  • Discussion of background, philosophy, and style of Betsy DeVos
  • Immigration issues, travel ban, and hate speech issues
  • Regulatory Changes
    • Title IX
    • Gainful Employment
    • Borrower Defense
  • Challenges colleges and universities must now prepare to deal with to handle conflicts with current, written regulations, policies, and guidance and changes expected under DeVos. This includes:
    • How and whether colleges should change how it reviews and adjudicates claims of sexual assault, hate speech, and discrimination against transgender students.
    • Resources a school should devote to gainful employment compliance and appeals.
    • Expected legal challenges to changes by DeVos to Obama-era regulations
  • Neil Gorsuch: How might Justice Gorsuch impact higher education?

Who Will Benefit:

Officers and owners of community colleges and other public institutions offering short-term, non-degree programs and private sector (for-profit) postsecondary institutions

  • Investors in private sector postsecondary institutions
  • Deans of students
  • Title IX coordinators
  • Postsecondary financial aid professionals
  • Postsecondary regulatory and compliance professionals

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