College officials call for more investment

Representatives from William Jewell College, Metropolitan Community College and Park University discussed the state of higher education with Northland business leaders, Sept. 3 in Kansas City North.

The event was sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council.

Older students, flexible schedules, creative financing, continuing education and online resources are all major trends in higher education both in the Northland and across the U.S., according to the four panel members. They all agree that colleges and universities need more public investment or the nation risks loosing its competitive edge.

William Jewell College has started shifting its classes to include more of a hands-on approach, President David Sallee said. Read full story. (Kansas City Community News)

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