Framingham State President Timothy Flanagan Visits White House, Discusses College Access, Affordability

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Policy advisors for President Barack Obama recently hosted Framingham State University President Timothy J. Flanagan and other public college presidents nationwide for a roundtable at the White House on college access, affordability and completion, according to university officials.

The presidents who participated are all members of the Council of State Representatives of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, a Washington-based association representing 420 public higher education institutions.

As Massachusetts’ representative on the council, Flanagan works directly with the organization to develop its national policy agenda and helps keep the group informed about higher education policy issues.

“This was a great opportunity for face-to-face dialogue between White House officials and leaders of America’s four-year public colleges and universities about critical issues of access, affordability and achievement,” Flanagan said in a prepared statement.

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