8th Annual Legislative Preview: Watch Now

On Jan. 6, 2022, leaders in private and public higher education and state government gathered online for the 8th annual UW Impact Legislative Preview. The event, titled Restoring Public Trust in Higher Education, discussed what can be done to restore public confidence in our colleges and universities.

Brian Flahaven from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education opened the conversation by sharing survey data that reflect growing skepticism about the value of higher education. Speakers included UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Seattle University President Eduardo Peñalver and Washington State Representatives Debra Entenman (D-47) and Alex Ybarra (R-13). Moderator and UW Impact director Courtney Acitelli asked tough audience-submitted questions about administrative salaries and a perception among conservatives of liberal indoctrination.

How did they respond? Click here to watch the event and find out.