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College & University leaders supporting the call

John Anderson

President, Illinois Institute Of Technology

Joseph Aoun

President, Northeastern University

Reginald Avery

President, Coppin State University

Lawrence Bacow

President, Tufts University

Warren Baker

President, California Polytechnic State University

Charles Bantz

Chancellor, IUPUI

Jill Beck

President, Lawrence University

Richard Berman

President, Manhattanville College

Henry Bienen

President, Northwestern University

Robert Birgeneau

Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley

Lee Bollinger

President, Columbia University

Leon Botstein

President, Bard College

David Boren

President, University Of Oklahoma

Alfred Bloom

President, Swarthmore College

Richard Brodhead

President, Duke University

William Brody

President, Johns Hopkins University

Earl Brooks II

President, Tri-State University

Nancy Cantor

Chancellor and President, Syracuse University

Robert Caret

President, Towson University

Wayne Clough

President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jean-Lou Chameau

President, California Institute of Technology

Carol Christ

President, Smith College

Jared Cohon

President, Carnegie Mellon University

Susan Cole

President, Montclair State University

Richard Cook

President, Allegheny College

Michael Crow

President, Arizona State University

David Daniel

President, University of Texas at Dallas

William Destler

President, Rochester Institute Of Technology

John Dunn

President, Western Michigan University

William Durden

President, Dickinson College

Daniel Elsener

President, Marian College

Stephen Emerson

President, Haverford College

Drew Gilpin Faust

President, Harvard University

John Fry

President, Franklin & Marshall College

Geoff Gamble

President, Montana State University

Alice Gast

President, Lehigh University

Gregory Geoffroy

President, Iowa State University

Philip Gerbino

President, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Jonathan Gibralter

President, Frostburg State University

Amy Gutmann

President, University Of Pennsylvania

Dianne Harrison

President, California State University, Monterey Bay

Ann Weaver Hart

President, Temple University

Randy Helm

President, Muhlenberg College

John Hennessy

President, Stanford University

Richard Herman

Chancellor, University Of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Susan Hockfield

President, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Freeman Hrabowski

President, University Of Maryland, Baltimore County

Mark Huddleston

President, University Of New Hampshire

Shirley Ann Jackson

President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; former Chair, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (1995-1999)

Rev. John Jenkins

President, University of Notre Dame

Eric Kaler

President, University of Minnesota

Albert Karnig

President, California State University, San Bernardino

Don Kassing

President, San Jose State University

Bob Kerrey

President, The New School; Former Governor and U.S. Senator from Nebraska

Neil Kerwin

President, American University

William Kirwan

Chancellor, University System of Maryland

Maria Klawe

President, Harvey Mudd College

Marvin Krislov

President, Oberlin College

Sister Elise Kriss

President, University Of Saint Francis

Timothy Lannon

President, Creighton University

Karen Lawrence

President, Sarah Lawrence College

Stan Liberty

President, Kettering University

Sally Mason

President, University of Iowa

Richard McCormick

President, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey

Roderick McDavis

President, Ohio University

Michael McGinniss

President, La Salle University

Mary Meehan

President, Alverno College

Alan Merten

President, George Mason University

C.D. Mote, Jr.

President, University Of Maryland

Glenn Mroz

President, Michigan Technological University

Elisabeth Muhlenfeld

President, Sweet Briar College

Robert Myers

President, Daniel Webster College

Georgia Nugent

President, Kenyon College

James Oblinger

Chancellor, North Carolina State University

Robert Oden

President, Carleton College

David Oxtoby

President, Pomona College

Constantine Papadakis

President, Drexel University

Larry Penley

Chancellor & President, Colorado State University System

Rollin Richmond

President, Humboldt State University

Michael Roth

President, Wesleyan University

Mordechai Rozanski

President, Rider University

Brian Rosenberg

President, Macalester College

John Sexton

President, New York University; Chair, New York Academy of Sciences

Donna Shalala

President, University of Miami; former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Judith Shapiro

President, Barnard College

Robert Shelton

President, The University Of Arizona

Ruth Simmons

President, Brown University

John Simpson

President, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

David Skorton

President, Cornell University

Barbara Snyder

President, Case Western Reserve University

Deborah Stanley

President, State University of New York, Oswego

Charles Steger

President, Virginia Tech

Christopher Thomforde

President, Moravian College

Thelma Thompson

President, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Holden Thorpe

Chancellor, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Shirley Tilghman 

President, Princeton University

Stephen Weber

President, San Diego State University

Daniel Weiss

President, Lafayette College

John Welty

President, California State University, Fresno

John White

Chancellor, University of Arkansas

Jack Wilson

President, University of Massachusetts

David Wolk

President, Castleton State College

James Wright

President, Dartmouth College

Nancy Zimpher

President, University Of Cincinnati



Arthur Hansen

President Emeritus, Purdue University, Georgia Tech, and Texas A & M University

Robert Glidden

President Emeritus, Ohio University

John Palms

President Emeritus, University Of South Carolina

Harold Shapiro

President Emeritus, Princeton University; economist and bioethicist