Passionate. Perseverance. Busy. Driven. Valuable to Wisconsin communities and the economy. Amazing.
These are the words that Rocky Klitzke, Globe University-Madison East Campus Director, used to describe the students that attend Globe University in the state of Wisconsin during a recent visit to Washington, D.C. The purpose of the visit was to meet with legislators from all over the country to tell the story about our schools and our amazing students.
During the visit, Rocky and a team of individuals from Globe University met with many legislators. Rocky was able to visit with the offices of Senator Ron Johnson (WI), Congressman Ron Kind (WI), Congressman Reid Ribble (WI), Congressman Mark Pocan (WI), Congressman Sean Duffy (WI), as well as one representative from Utah and one representative from South Dakota.
Klitzke had this to share after the visit, “The really exciting thing to see was the strong support from these legislators’ offices toward our institutions and the students that we serve. There is a high consensus in Washington, D.C., about a skills gap within our country and the important need to educate our workforce. The offices of these representatives were vocal about our schools being part of the solution to these two needs.”
During the annual Hill Day, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) announced their priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
“Our priorities are centered on three key goals: affordability and addressing the skills gap; simplification; and accountability and transparency,” said Sally Stroup, APSCU Executive Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel.
How Can You Help?
It is so critical to make sure we have access to higher education to ensure Wisconsin can remain competitive. You can play a role in having a positive effect on the process by contacting your government officials about your support for higher education funding through grants and loans. If you want to get more involved, email Rocky Klitzke at email@example.com.