NACAC chief executive announces a new mission and vision statement
Fifty years ago, the 1971 Report on Higher Education — better known as the Newman Report — challenged higher education to become more inclusive, especially for women and minority students, and to serve the needs of all students. The report presented higher education as a partner in the growth of our nation after the monumental change launched by the Civil Rights movement and the upheaval caused by the ongoing war in Vietnam. Led by Frank Newman at the behest of the U.S. secretary of health, education, and welfare, the report called for sweeping reforms in higher education, asserting that changing demographics and the nation's evolving needs demanded them.
Originally published: September 23, 2021
Author: Angel B. Pérez
Published by: Higher Ed Dive