Date: November 19, 2009
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, November 19, 2009 – Dr. Elaine P. Maimon, President of Governors State University joined the Presidents’ Trust formed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
President Maimon and an esteemed national group of 81 other college and university leaders from around the country formed the Trust to strongly and collectively make the case for liberal education and its value in today’s world. The Presidents’ Trust is a leadership group within the AAC&U’s national initiative is to promote Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP): Excellence for Everyone as a Nation Goes To College.
"At Governors State University we believe that students benefit from strong preparation in writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving — the liberal learning clearly articulated by the Presidents’ Trust. It is essential that we combine liberal education with career education,” said Maimon.
Members of the LEAP Presidents’ Trust are leaders from all sectors of higher education and are committed to advocating for the vision, values, and practices that connect liberal education with the individual and societal needs of the twenty-first-century. Through regional and national meetings and their own advocacy efforts, Trust members will engage with campus members and those outside of higher education about the core purposes and practices of liberal education. They are all also providing leadership for advancing reforms in the practice of liberal education both on campus and with other groups and organizations with which they are affiliated.
For a complete list of Presidents’ Trust members, visit www.aacu.org/leap.