Chronicle blogger says Spencer appointment a ‘best’ moment in 2011
Chronicle of Higher Education blogger Richard Kahlenberg, who writes about innovation in higher education, names Clayton Spencer’s appointment as the college’s eighth president a “best” moment for college equity in 2011.
Kahlenberg notes that Spencer helped launch Harvard’s financial aid and low-income admission policy and worked as an education adviser to Sen. Ted Kennedy. “As president of Bates, she could become a powerful and much-needed voice for equity in higher education,” he writes.
Kahlenberg is a senior fellow for The Century Foundation, a nonpartisan, progressive think-tank.