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- Karen Gualtieri Dean of Enrollment Management for Rockland Community College, part of the State University of New York
- Scott Jaschik editor, Inside Higher Ed
- Terry Hartle Senior Vice President, American Council on Education, a trade association representing roughly 2000 2-year and 4-year public and private universities.
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