As a Venture Partner to NewSchools Venture Fund, Staton was declared a top 100 innovator by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and he is on the advisory board of SxSW EDU, the ASU Education Innovation Summit, and the Higher Education Working Group
of the American Enterprise
Both initiatives are products of the Higher Education Working Group
focused on making the state's colleges and universities more affordable and accessible for Illinois students.
ISLAMABAD -- The Higher Education Working Group
, comprising of senior academicians and expertise, has started preparing comprehensive proposals on higher education reforms which would be presented to federal, provincial governments and political parties for inclusion in forthcoming election manifestos.
Tom Rooney of Rolling Meadows credited the legislature's bipartisan Higher Education Working Group
, which formed to address declining enrollment in higher education in Illinois.
The Higher Education Working Group
, a bipartisan group of legislative leaders from both the House and Senate, should join with college and university leaders to focus on further improving affordability, access, innovation and state support -- keys to halting Illinois' brain drain.
"I do sit on the higher education working group
, looking at the challenges that higher education faces in Illinois and competition is fierce for these college students and I really feel to give Carbondale the best chance of success we need to connect it with St.