Feb. 1, 2017
Kevin Carey wrote for the New York Times about the appointment of Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. to President Trump's higher education task force:
On Tuesday, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, would lead a Trump administration task force charged with deregulating American higher education.
In describing his goals, Mr. Falwell focused on rolling back a series of initiatives that the Obama administration viewed as preventing abuses by predatory for-profit colleges. “The goal is to pare it back and give colleges and their accrediting agencies more leeway in governing their affairs,” Mr. Falwell told a Chronicle reporter.
One nonprofit university that could benefit from this kind of regulatory retrenchment is Liberty University itself.