In the News: Stroble on KTRS higher education roundtable

Jul. 13, 2015

In the News: Stroble on KTRS higher education roundtable
President Beth Stroble

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was part of a 60-minute roundtable on issues in higher education on Thursday, June 25, on St. Louis radio station KTRS-550 AM. The show aired live that day over the air and on the station’s live stream.

Listen to a replay by visiting the Martin Kilcoyne Show section of the KTRS website and clicking on the "6-25-15 Education Roundtable" link in the audio player.

Appearing with Stroble was Georgia Costello, president of Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), and Randy Dunn, president of Southern Illinois University System (SIU).

Ittner Architects hosts the show as part of a monthly roundtable with leaders in education to highlight and discuss issues challenging educators today, from early childhood education to community colleges, universities and corporations retraining their workforce. Kilcoyne serves as moderator.

The broadcast focused on current issues affecting higher education, both nationally and regionally in the St. Louis and southern Illinois regions. Stroble said the biggest issue she advocates at both the federal and state levels is affordability and support for young people to go to college, and "time to degree" is a major factor in affordability.

"A student and their family care about going to a college that adds value, gets them to degree completion, does for them what they're seeking that degree to do, and does so without saddling them with debt that they can't repay." She discussed important funding sources like Access Missouri and Pell grants.

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