Mission and History American Council of Trustees and Alumni ACTA _5ed9c524-c0c1-11e1-9e21-d49050e1aa0e The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities. Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives a philosophically rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price. America's Colleges America's Universities Donors Trustees Education Leaders Anne D. Neal President -- Ms. Neal co-founded the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and has been president since 2003. Michael B. Poliakoff Vice President of Policy -- Dr. Poliakoff became part of the ACTA team in March 2010. He oversees ACTA's programming and publications and works directly with our constituents on behalf of higher education reform. Lauri Kempson Vice President of Operations -- Ms. Kempson has been with ACTA for over a decade and oversees all administrative aspects of our day-to-day operations. She also designs and oversees production of ACTA's publications. Brianna J. Estrada Director of Development -- Ms. Estrada joined ACTA in 2010 and is responsible for development, fundraising, and assisting the president. She directs ACTA's foundation grant proposals, donor relations, and direct mail program. Andrew J. Gillen Senior Researcher -- Dr. Gillen is the Senior Researcher at ACTA. Daniel Burnett Press Secretary Armand Alacbay Program Officer -- Mr. Alacbay is responsible for trustee and government relations related projects. Tom Bako Program Officer -- Mr. Bako is responsible for research and the upkeep of our college-guide website, WhatWillTheyLearn.com, and coordinates our internship and summer fellowship programs. Jasmine Wolfe Office Manager and Program Associate for Trustee Affairs William Gonch Program Officer -- Mr. Gonch works on ACTA's college-guide website, WhatWillTheyLearn.com; he also contributes to ACTA's quarterly newsletter, Inside Academe, and performs additional research and writing at the direction of the policy director and the president. Erin O'Connor Research Fellow -- Dr. O'Connor writes and researches for ACTA. Maurice Black Research Fellow -- Dr. Black contributes writing and research to ACTA. Charles Mitchell Research Fellow -- Mr. Mitchell, who has been involved with ACTA since 2006, contributes research and writing and provides counsel on state policy and other matters. The next generation receives a philosophically rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price. _5ed9cbaa-c0c1-11e1-9e21-d49050e1aa0e To support liberal arts education _5ed9cc9a-c0c1-11e1-9e21-d49050e1aa0e Academic Freedom Excellence Accountability Liberal Arts Education Support liberal arts education _5ed9cd26-c0c1-11e1-9e21-d49050e1aa0e 1 _5ed9cdb2-c0c1-11e1-9e21-d49050e1aa0e 17794380-4993-4b5c-a539-55afc973a353 Academic Standards Uphold high academic standards _5ed9ce2a-c0c1-11e1-9e21-d49050e1aa0e 2 _5ed9ceac-c0c1-11e1-9e21-d49050e1aa0e 9d8e4fa5-3f1b-4357-947f-65fa85651428 Ideas Safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus _5ed9cf56-c0c1-11e1-9e21-d49050e1aa0e 3 _5ed9cfd8-c0c1-11e1-9e21-d49050e1aa0e cf0f3331-6527-4303-b7b1-2e7c52818a47 2012-06-27 http://www.goacta.org/about/mission-and-history.cfm Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.