Shi Named to Higher Ed Cabinet

September 10, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC – September 9, 2008 – Furman University president David E. Shi has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education/New York Times Higher Education Cabinet, a new organization of university presidents and chancellors who are charged with identifying the key issues and trends in higher education.

The group, which consists of 57 higher education leaders, will meet for the first time Sept. 15 at The Times headquarters in New York.  In addition to a number of scheduled speakers, the cabinet will participate in break-out sessions moderated by reporters from The Chronicle and The Times.

The session topics will include Sustaining the Higher Education Financing Model, E-Learning and Education and Internationalization.
The group will also participate in four online gatherings between September and May 2009.