American Talent Initiative

The Presidents of the ATI consortium institutions, February 22, 2016. Bates President Clayton Spencer is standing fourth from the left.

The Presidents of the ATI consortium institutions gathered for a roundtable. Bates President Clayton Spencer is standing fourth from the left. Click on the image for a larger view.

On February 22nd, 2017, Clayton Spencer, President of Bates College, Sean Findlen, Chief Communications Officer, and Ann Marie Russell, Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Analysis, attended the ATI Presidential Roundtable¬†in New York City to discuss the issues facing low- and moderate-income students in accessing higher education. The American Talent Initiative (ATI) is a Bloomberg Philanthropies-supported collaboration between the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, Ithaka S+R, and an¬†alliance of colleges and universities to expand opportunity and access for students with financial needs. Bates is one of the founding higher-education institutions supporting this project. For more on the American Talent Initiative at Bates, see our announcement, or go to the ATI website.

Michael Bloomberg and Ann Marie Russell at the ATI Presidential Roundtable

Michael Bloomberg and Ann Marie Russell at the ATI Presidential Roundtable