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Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College, ASU+GSV 2020 Keynote

Everyone is searching for the magical unicorn to “fix” higher education.  The truth of the matter is that society needs higher education to solve a problem for which higher education was never designed to address – a world where the majority of k-12 students are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  Educating students today demands a very different model and priorities than educating college students required a generation ago.  Today’s students need an education rooted in reality.   In this session, Michael Sorrell will present a vision for higher education that is rooted not in research or elitism, but in the reality of the lives that our students live.