How Colleges Should Deal With Their Kellyannes
Even before Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, coined the phrase "alternative facts" about the size of the crowd at the 2017 inauguration, my inbox was bulging with messages about her role in Trump’s election. Conway, Trump’s campaign manager from August to November 2016, is a 1989 graduate of Trinity Washington University, where I am president. Our alumnae were not shy about voicing their opinions about her. Some expressed pride and demanded that Trinity honor her for being the first woman to lead a successful presidential campaign. But many other messages were negative; some alumnae went so far as to insist that Trinity make a public statement dissociating the institution from her work.
Originally published: August 29, 2018
Author: Patricia McGuire
Institution: Trinity Washington University
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed