MLA Student, Dr. Michael T. Benson, Co-author’s Book, College for the Commonwealth: A Case for Higher Education in American Democracy

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Current MLA student, Michael T. Benson, has co-authored College for the Commonwealth: A Case for Higher Education in American Democracy with Hal R. Boyd. “Presented as a practical yet persuasive look at why America needs thoughtful reinvestment in its colleges and universities, this study details how helping students can help sustain a healthy, democratic social fabric while bolstering the modern economy. Gathering examples and offering solutions for postsecondary institutions, this work serves as a call to action and a roadmap for educators, administrators, and government officials.”

Benson is president of Eastern Kentucky University and has previously served as president of Snow College and Southern Utah University. Benson currently serves on the Council of Presidents of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and is past chair of the NCAA Honors Committee. He is professor of government, the author of Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel, and holds a doctorate in history from the University of Oxford.

The book is available on Amazon, and Benson will be speaking about the book at the 2018 Kentucky Book Fair in November.