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Mark McCoy Joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Mark McCoy Joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

December 14, 2017

DePauw University President D. Mark McCoy is among the leaders of more than two dozen colleges and universities to join the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a collective effort to improve how colleges and universities address immigration-related matters affecting their campuses. The Alliance will support adoption of best practices on campuses, and work in a unified manner to communicate the need for federal and state policies that create a welcoming environment for immigrant, undocumented, and international students.

Signatories include presidents and chancellors of public and private universities and university systems, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges representing hundreds of thousands of students, faculty, and staff from institutions across the United States.

"In launching this new effort, we affirm the important contributions that our immigrant communities make to higher education and to our nation’s future," said John DeGioia, president of Georgetown University and a member of the Alliance's steering committee. "I look forward to our work together."

Adds Noelle Cockett, president of Utah State University, "Colleges and universities play an integral role in securing our nation’s well-being and prosperity through our teaching, research, service, creative activities, and contributions to workforce and economic development.In addition to being our friends and neighbors, the immigrant and international students we are speaking out on behalf of are helping to drive innovation and discovery on campuses and growth and entrepreneurship in workplaces across the country." (at left: Malala Yousafzai, at DePauw for an Ubben Lecture on September 4, meets with students)

Learn more here.

Last week, the Washington Post distributed an op-ed by President McCoy in which he stated, "To want what is best for America is bipartisan. Let’s join together to protect our investment in all dreamers."