Thursday, August 22, 2019

A Discussion About the State of Higher Learning

snapshot of KJZZ web page featuring story.  Image of students at Rio Salado headquarters.  Story headline: Arizona Colleges and Universities Face Declining Enrollment


This KJZZ Phoenix story by reporter Christina Estes looks at the state of higher learning—from current enrollment rates and the cost-benefits of post-secondary education—to what the future may hold for colleges, universities and students. 

Rio Salado College Interim President Kate Smith provides some insights. 


Photo of Kate Smith at 2019 commencement ceremony

“I believe there are so many people out there who are in need of education that I’m not in competition with other universities and colleges,” Smith said. 

“I’m working with them to work against the forces, the issues, the barriers, that keep students out of education.”