Prof. Trostel will present at 2017 Higher Education Government Relations Conference

Professor Phil Trostel will present at the upcoming 2017 Higher Education Government Relations Conference on Thursday, December 7, in San Diego. Trostel, professor in the MCS Policy Center and School of Economics, will speak in a session entitled The Economic Case for State Investments in Higher Education—and How to Make the Case to Lawmakers. Trostel’s recent research has focused on the value of personal and state investments in higher education.  In this session, Trostel will outline the economic benefits of state investments in higher education, and two state relations professionals will share their government relations strategy, and how they make the economic case to lawmakers.

The Higher Education Government Relations Conference is an educational forum reflecting a partnership among four national higher education associations: the American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The conference is coordinated by government relations staff from these associations and the Task Force on Higher Education Government Relations, comprised of state governmental affairs professionals representing the entire spectrum of American public post-secondary education.