The System’s Role in Saving Weakened Public Colleges
Everyone knows COVID-19 will force hard choices. To the demographic and other challenges already buffeting higher education, the pandemic has added a financial crisis and unparalleled uncertainty about the future. Every college and university will be impacted; public institutions will have the added problem of reduced state budgets and increased competition from state-funded services that are already reeling from the pandemic’s effects.
Originally published: May 22, 2020
Author: James Page
Position: Former Chancellor
Institution: University of Maine System
Published by: Inside Higher Ed