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Guttman Community College President Joins Higher Education Immigration Alliance

December 21, 2017 | In the Media, President's Office

Logo- Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and ImmigrationGuttman Community College President Scott E. Evenbeck is a participating member of a new group of higher education leaders dedicated to improving how colleges and universities address immigration-related matters affecting their campuses.

Announced on Dec. 12, 2017, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration comprises over two dozen distinguished leaders of public and private universities and university systems, liberal arts colleges and community colleges representing hundreds of thousands of students, faculty and staff from institutions across the United States

The alliance will support the adoption of best practices on campuses, and work in a unified manner to communicate the need for federal and state policies that create a welcoming environment for immigrant, undocumented and international students. The most urgent priority of the alliance is to urge Congress to find a legislative solution for “Dreamers” affected by the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

President Evenbeck wrote to the Guttman community in early September expressing his support for Guttman “Dreamers” [DACA program].

“I am proud to join my higher education peers from around the country to support all our students, regardless of their citizenship status, to ensure they have equitable access to education so they may continue to grow and contribute to the rich fabric of our diverse society. The work of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration will be essential to continuing our important work in this area,” asserted President Evenbeck.

About the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration: The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration is an alliance of American college and university leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities.  The Alliance supports policies that create a welcoming environment for immigrant, undocumented and international students on college campuses. Learn more at www.presidentsimmigrationalliance.org.