W&L President Ken Ruscio at White House college access event

wl-universityKen Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University and chair of the board of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), will participate in the White House College Opportunity Day of Action Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

Ruscio will represent AAC&U at the event, which supports President Barack Obama’s effort to partner with colleges and universities, business leaders and nonprofits in encouraging students across the country to help the U.S. reach the goal of leading the world in college attainment.

Obama is expected to speak. The day’s program will be streamed live online at WhiteHouse.gov/live, beginning at 9 a.m.

AAC&U represents more than 1,300 member colleges and universities through publications, meetings, public advocacy and programs to reinforce the commitment to liberal education. It also helps individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges, while promoting educational improvement and reform.

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