College plays a powerful role in achieving the American dream
I am an unlikely president of an liberal arts college. But as the son of a coal miner, a first-generation college student, and someone who works with college kids every day, I know firsthand the transformative power of higher education in America. I have witnessed how it breaks the cycle of poverty and dependence to develop leaders in all walks of life.
Originally published: April 9, 2018
Author: Mark McCoy
Institution: DePauw University