New Global Universities Summit and Chronicle of Higher Ed coverage

During the last week, the meetings at our New Global Universities Summit in Washington, DC, attracted notice from the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education sent reporters Goldie Blumenstyk and Karin Fischer to attend our meeting, which included 60 founders of new universities at the Duke in DC center in Washington DC on June 26-28. Goldi Blumensyk wrote about the event in her newsletter at the Chronicle of Higher Education with the heading “New Institutions can Invigorate Higher Ed.” This article highlighted the work being done at Polymath University, represented by its founder Dan Futrell, along with African Leadership University, represented by Veda Sunasse (CEO) and Brian Rosenberg (Harvard GSE and ALU board member), and the University of Austin, whose founding president Pano Kanelos attended the meeting. The meeting had many great discussions, and perhaps most importantly, it helped forge a community of practice among the university founders to help their fledgling new universities share some of the innovations and excitement as they build new models for higher education. I also especially enjoyed connecting with Ivan Borafull from the Spanish business school ESADE, with Babs Omotowa, who is the founding president of the Nigerian University of Technology and Management, with Carl Gombrich, Dean of the London Interdisciplinary School, along with many of my old friends from Yale-NUS College in Singapore, DKU, and from Olin College of Engineering.