Scott PetersAssociate professor Scott Peters will be at the White House January 10 as part of a leadership team launching the American Commonwealth Partnership (ACP), a multi-year effort devoted to reclaiming American higher education’s civic mission.

While in Washington, he’s also scheduled to meet with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

ACP’s goal is to promote higher education as an agent of democracy and a force for public good. The initiative coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which established land-grant colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to promote access to higher education across social classes and equip students with the relevant skills and knowledge to address the important needs of the day.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be giving the keynote at the White House event, which will be streamed live on January 10, from 2-6 p.m. EST at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

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