Penn AHEAD advances critical conversations about the roles and purposes of higher education through its engagement with public policymakers, college and university administrators, and researchers. Through presentations, seminars, and other events at Penn and around the world, we seek to promote ongoing public dialogue about critical issues facing higher education, and identify and disseminate information about innovative and productive solutions to these issues.
Expert Advice for Policymakers
Testimony Before Congress
Dr. Laura Perna testified in front of the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training on April 30, 2015, on efforts to improve higher education access and completion for low-income and first-generation students. Dr. Perna's testimony specifically focused on the role of college access and success programs. Click here to view the press release and click here to watch Dr. Perna's testimony.
Last summer, Dr. Perna testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on states' role in higher education. Click here to view the video of her testimony.