On March 11-13, Bob Trewartha, government relations and community manager for Broadview University and BEAU, traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak to members of Congress about the important issues facing our students.The Utah delegation, including Senators Lee and Hatch, and Congressmen Chaffetz, Stewart and Matheson, all pledged their support for BEAU and our other Broadview University schools. The senators represent the entire state; Congressman Matheson’s district represents BEAU.
As Bob and representatives from affiliate BEAU/Broadview schools assembled in Washington for our annual Hill Day, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) announced their priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
“Our priorities are centered on three key goals: affordability and addressing the skills gap; simplification; and accountability and transparency,” said Sally Stroup, APSCU Executive Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel. “To address the needs of current and future post secondary students, reauthorization should focus on affordability as it relates to addressing our growing skills gap, a more streamlined and easy to understand financial aid system that continues to support access for all students; and improved transparency that leads to greater accountability. In the coming weeks and months we will be working with our higher education colleagues and members of Congress to help ensure that these three priorities are a central part of the reauthorization conversation.”
How Can You Help?
It is so critical to make sure we have the access to higher education to ensure Utah can remain competitive. You can play a role in having a positive effect on the process by contacting your government officials about your support for higher education funding through grants and loans.
In an environment that has limited dollars for all programs, it is essential to make sure grants and loans stay in place for students at all higher education institutions. If you want to get more involved, email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.