A. Lee Fritschler, 2014 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

September 29, 2014
This is an all-day event.
Multiple locations
Office of Public Events, (909) 607-9372

Professor Emeritus at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University

Fritschler, A LeeProfessor Emeritus at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, Dr. A. Lee Fritschler visits Scripps College to engage both Scripps and the greater Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and administration in a week-long series of discussions, classroom visits, and presentations about the future of higher education.

Prior to George Mason University, Dr. Fritschler was Vice President and Director of the Center for Public Policy Education at the Brookings Institution. He is the first North American to serve on the Steering Committee of the European University Association. Dr. Fritschler was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education under President Clinton in 1999 and served until 2001. As Assistant Secretary, he was charged with setting the direction for higher education policy and administering the department’s higher education programs, which include student, financial aid, FIPSE, GEAR UP, TRIO, international education, the Fulbright program, graduate programs, Developing Institutions, and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities among others. Before joining the Department of Education, Dr. Fritschler was President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 1991, he co-founded the Annapolis Group, a contingent of 110 presidents of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges created to build support for liberal arts programs in colleges.

There are several public events associated with Dr. Fritschler’s Visiting Fellowship, and community members are encouraged to attend as many as they are able.

Please note that some events require RSVPs because of limited space.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium: U.S. Universities and Those in Europe and Beyond: Similarities and Differences
12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Oldenborg Dining Hall, south side; Pomona College

Students swipe and CUC faculty and staff may sign-in for Oldenborg Dining Hall access. Community may attend at Oldenborg’s discretion and incur a charge. For more information about this event, email oldenborg@pomona.edu or call (909) 621-8018.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Noon Academy: Closed Minds? Politics and Ideology in American Universities
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Conversation on Post-Graduate Education
9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Balitzer Conference Room, Harper East, CGU

Join us for an opportunity to learn, meet, discuss, and reflect on higher education. The event is open to the community, but the emphasis of this conversation will be on post-graduate education.

CUC Faculty Lunch
12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College

All Consortium faculty are invited to join Dr. Fritschler for a lunch discussion at Scripps College. Because space is limited, interested faculty should RSVP to events@scrippscollege.edu to reserve a place.

CP&R Workshop: Careers in Public Policy/Higher Education
4:00– 5:15 p.m., Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College

Join in a dynamic discussion about developing a career in public policy and higher education. Students are encouraged to come with questions and ready to engage in conversation. RSVP via ClaremontConnect.

Friday, October 3, 2014

CUC Student Lunch
12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College

All Consortium students are invited to join Dr. Fritschler for a lunch discussion at Scripps College. Because space is limited, interested students should RSVP to events@scrippscollege.edu with your student ID number to reserve a place.

For more information on any of these events, please contact the office of Public Events and Community Programs at (909) 607-9372 or by emailing events@scrippscollege.edu.

For more than 35 years, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program has brought prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders, and other nonacademic professionals to campuses across the United States for substantive dialogue with students and faculty members. Through a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions, the Fellows create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds. The program is managed and administered by the Council of Independent Colleges.