June 8, 2022

449: The College Transparency Act - with Amanda Janice Roberson, Director of Research & Policy at IHEP, & David Baime, SVP for Government Relations for the AACC


We welcome YOU back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience!

It’s YOUR time to #EdUp

In this episode, YOUR guest is Amanda Janice Roberson, Director of Research & Policy, Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), & David Baime, SVP for Government Relations for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is Fierce Education!

What is the college transparency act & why is it one of the most important acts YOU have yet to hear about? Listen in to #EdUp!

YOU will see the organizations across the country supporting CTA listed in this letter (& YOU may also be interested in this thread on Twitter). If YOU would like to join in this call to pass CTA, YOU can sign up HERE!

Amanda Janice Roberson is the Director of Research & Policy at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). In this role, she manages research, policy, & advocacy projects for the research team, centering on postsecondary data, metrics, & infrastructure, college affordability, & value. She is an active member of the Association for Institutional Research & enjoys engaging with members of the postsecondary data community. Before joining IHEP, Amanda served as the assistant director for the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, managing the scholarship program, guiding students through college financial aid processes, & tracking outcomes of program participants This position sparked an interest in & passion for college access & success for students from low-income backgrounds & underserved students.

David Baime serves as senior vice president for government relations for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). In this role, he directs the national advocacy efforts for the nation’s close to 1,200 community colleges & their students. Prior to joining AACC, he served as director of education funding for the National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities. He has also worked as assistant director of government relations for the Association of American Medical Colleges. David has made a number of radio, television, & Web appearances, including on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, & National Public Radio, & is frequently quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, & other education publications.

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