President Mark Lombardi (2/4)
Ivy League fans beware—this episode is not for you.
The high tuition rates, selectivity, and exclusivity of Ivy League schools and other "brand name" institutions are inherently elitist, leading to the exclusion of students from underserved and underrepresented communities. These traditional values are irrelevant to the quality of education and only contribute to the continuation of classism, racism, and sexism in Higher Ed.
In this episode of Changemakers, President Mark Lombardi of Maryville University discusses these issues and what his institution is doing to lead the change, starting with the remodeling of cost structures.
Dr. Mark Lombardi has served as president of Maryville University since 2007. In that time, Maryville has achieved unprecedented growth and earned national distinction for leading a digital revolution in higher education. Stay tuned for more from President Lombardi in upcoming episodes.