EVENT ADVISORY: An Equity and Opportunity Agenda for Higher Education With Sen. Patty Murray

Washington, D.C. — The Higher Education Act (HEA), the main federal law on higher education, has not been updated in 10 years. As Congress begins to engage in serious discussions about rewriting the HEA, the Center for American Progress will host an event featuring Sen. Patty Murray (D) of Washington, the ranking member of the Senate committee working on the legislation, about her vision and principles for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. Following Sen. Murray’s remarks, an expert panel will discuss key issues of higher education reform and challenges moving forward.

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Keynote speaker:
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)

Featured panelists:
Emmanual A. Guillory, Directory of Public Policy and Government Affairs, UNCF
Zakiya Smith Ellis, Secretary of Higher Education, State of New Jersey
Amy Laitinen, Director for Higher Education, New America

Ben Miller, Vice President for Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009

Thursday, February 28, 2019
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

To RSVP, click here.

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Kyle Epstein at or 202-481-8137.