Watch Dr. Mellow in National Education Debate on PBS
LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow joins in “Is the Business Model of Higher Education Broken?” Debate
PBS Saturday, June 19th at 1 p.m.
A necessary and timely national discussion about the future of higher education has emerged. As a nationally recognized expert on community college education, LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow is often asked to offer her thoughtful and unique perspective on this issue. Most recently, Dr. Mellow participated in a national debate examining whether the “business model” of higher education is broken.
Debaters President Mellow and William Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland argued the pro side, and Richard Levin, president of Yale University and Daniel Hamburger, president and CEO of DeVry Inc. argued con. Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, moderated the debate.
You can watch this vital debate on PBS at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19. Check your local PBS station for channel information and viewing times:
To learn more about President Mellow’s expertise as an advocate of community colleges and affordable public higher education, and to watch the unedited version of the debate, as well as her recent appearance on PBS/FRONTLINE’s “College, Inc.” special, examining one of the most controversial sectors of higher education - the for-profit colleges and universities, visit: www.laguardia.edu/gailmellow.