May 20, 2021
The Department of Education recently released the latest round of emergency funds provided by what will likely be the final COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan. Our guest this week is Philip Rogers, chancellor of East Carolina University (ECU) and former ACE senior vice president, who talks about how ECU has used federal pandemic relief to help students and the university at large, along with the surrounding community of Greenville.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
U.S. Department of Education Makes
Available $36 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support
Students and Institutions
Department of Education | May 11, 2021
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Jon Fansmith is a director of government relations at ACE. He represents ACE and its members on matters related to the federal budget and appropriations process, with a particular focus on student aid.
Mushtaq Gunja serves as vice president and chief of staff at ACE, where he is in charge of strategic initiatives, communications, and membership.
Sarah Spreitzer is a director of government relations at ACE. She represents ACE and its members on matters related to research policy and funding, federal policy, international students, immigration, and legislative issues.