Our distinguished guest for this 3rd science breakfast was Terry W. Hartle, Director of American Council on Education’s (ACE). He presented a speech on: "U.S. Higher Education and the current trends and issues".
For more than a decade, Terry W. Hartle has directed the American Council on Education’s (ACE) comprehensive effort to engage federal policy makers on a broad range of issues including student aid, scientific research, government regulation, and tax policy. This work not only involves representation before the U.S. Congress, administrative agencies, and the federal courts, it increasingly includes work on state and local issues of national impact. Since it is considered ACE’s historic role to coordinate the government relations efforts of some 60 associations in the Washington-based higher education community, Hartle is widely considered American higher education’s most visible lobbyist. Founded in 1918, ACE is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 1,800 college and university presidents in the United States.
Hartle brings a wealth of policy experience to ACE. Prior to joining the council in 1993, he served for six years as education staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, then chaired by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Prior to 1987, Hartle was director of social policy studies and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a research scientist at the Educational Testing Service. Hartle is quoted widely in both the national and international media on higher education issues, has authored or co-authored numerous articles, books, and national studies, and contributes regular book reviews to The Christian Science Monitor. He received a doctorate in public policy from The George Washington University in 1982, a masters in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in 1974, and a bachelor’s degree in history (summa cum laude) from Hiram College in 1973. He was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by Northeastern University in 1994. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Garfield Society at Hiram College, and the Hiram College Athletic Hall of Fame.