MADISON – Two nationally prominent speakers will make special presentations to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents when it meets next week in Madison.

Terry Hartle, senior vice president and director of the Division of Government and Public Affairs for the American Council on Education (ACE), will speak on “National Perspectives on Higher Education.” Donald Langenberg, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, will speak on “Relationships Between Higher Education and K-12 Education.”

Both presentations will take place during a special luncheon session of the board, scheduled for Thursday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 1820 Van Hise Hall on the UW-Madison campus. The session is open to the public.

ACE was founded in 1918, and is a national association of public and private colleges and universities. The UW System and most of its campuses are members of ACE, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Hartle joined ACE in 1993 after serving for six years as education staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. He directs ACE’s monitoring of congressional committees and government agencies to determine the potential impact of legislative and regulatory actions on colleges and universities. He and his staff analyze current and emerging issues for the preparation of ACE policy positions, and he oversees communication with institutions concerning government policies and initiatives.

Previously, Hartle was director of social policy studies and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institution, and a research scientist at the Educational Testing Service. His background includes a doctorate in public policy from George Washington University.

Langenberg has headed the 13-campus, 112,000-student University System of Maryland since 1990. He previously held posts in higher education and government. He was chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago, acting director and deputy director of the National Science Foundation, and vice provost for graduate studies and research at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he also directed the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter and was a professor of physics. He holds degrees in physics from Iowa State University, UCLA, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Langenberg is currently president of the National Association of System Heads and a board member of the University of Pennsylvania and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 1999, he served as chair of the 14-member evaluation team that visited UW-Madison in conjunction with its successful reaccreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition to his luncheon presentation, Langenberg will also participate in a discussion during the board’s Education Committee meeting, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.


Kevin Boatright, UW System
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