The leaders of three local colleges bemoaned the high costs students pay to attend their schools, but said that liberal-arts educations will continue to be valuable.
“Affordability will affect the future of higher education,” Chancellor Donald Reaves of Winston-Salem State University said during a forum Monday night. “We have priced many people out of the market of higher education.”
Reaves joined Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University and Susan Pauly, president of the Salem Academy and College, in a panel discussion on issues facing higher education at Salemtowne Retirement Community.
About 90 people attended the discussion, which was part of Salemtowne’s Distinguished Lecture Series.