Dr. Mildred García celebrates five years as president and CEO of AASCU.
In honor of her anniversary, we asked her to look back on her tenure and share her thoughts on the challenges facing higher education today, AASCU’s role in affirming the value of public higher education, how she led AASCU through the global pandemic, and where she sees AASCU in the next five years.
What would you say are the top three challenges higher ed faces in the years ahead?
You talk a lot about the new majority. Who are the new majority and why are they so critical to AASCU?
What was the most challenging part of leading AASCU through the pandemic?
What lessons prepared you for this role?
What do you see as AASCU’s role in affirming the value of public higher education?
You have been named one of Washingtonian magazine’s most influential people two years in a row. Why do you think the magazine selected you for this honor?
Where do you see AASCU in the next five years?