Anne Neal, President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), has announced the 2012 ATHENA Roundtable:  American Higher Education: Working Hard or Hardly Working?  The Roundtable will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012  in Washington, DC.  This year’s program features university presidents Ken Starr of Baylor, Stephen Trachtenberg of George Washington University, and John McCardell of Sewanee.  Leading scholars will also address the state of higher education, among them Richard Arum, co-author of the groundbreaking report Academically Adrift, and Andrew Delbanco, author of College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be.  Distinguished trustees, business leaders, and public servants will also participate in this year’s gathering.

ACTA President, Ms. Neal, is also a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI).  ACTA, is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability in higher education.