Madison, Wis. (June 18, 2013) – Edgewood College President Dan Carey will testify this week before the U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Dr. Carey has been asked to participate in the subcommittee oversight hearing covering the issues surrounding higher education for veterans and their families. The hearing begins at 10:00 am Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to speak on behalf of our students, especially our students who have served this country,” President Carey said. “I am personally committed to seeing that veterans have a positive educational experience both at Edgewood College and at colleges and universities across the country.”
Dr. Carey was selected to offer testimony to the committee by David Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). “Dr. Carey emerged as the clear choice for this important opportunity,” Dr. Warren said. “Dan is a veteran himself, and has recently completed his term as board chairman for NAICU. He is a strong voice for higher education at the national level.”
Enrollment of veterans and their dependents at Edgewood College has tripled in the last four years. That number is expected to increase yet again with the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Text of Dr. Carey’s testimony will be available at 9:00 am CST on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
About Edgewood College
Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The College offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and nursing practice. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333.