The TIAA Institute held a symposium to examine how colleges and universities are managing financial and operational challenges related to COVID-19. The program included in-depth conversations with campus leaders, brief presentations of Institute-supported research, and a review of a new white paper developed by TIAA and EY-Parthenon that examines how institutions can manage new risks, strengthen financial sustainability, and address changing stakeholder demands. The program agenda with speaker bios and the TIAA-EY Parthenon report are available in the event materials below.
David Alexander, St. Olaf College, Michael Gower, Rutgers University and Pierre Joanis, Bucknell University
The New Normal: Higher Education in a Post-COVID 19 World
Alcione Frederick and Melissa Rivas, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Financial Aid Innovations for College Affordability and Mitigating Student Debt
Greg Ratliff, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Strengthening Colleges’ Financial Sustainability with Equity in Mind
Wil Del Pilar, The Education Trust
Disproportionate student debt and default rates among African American student
As COVID-19 accelerates the impact of long-term trends on the higher education sector, the TIAA Institute is proud to support research and convenings that help campus leaders chart a path forward.