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The Privatization of Public Universities: Implications for the Research Mission

The 10th annual retreat in the Merrill series The Research Mission of Public Universities, was held July 19-21, 2006 at The Barn, Valley Falls. Senior administrators and faculty from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska listened to a dozen formal presentations, participated in several moderated discussions, and then conference participants (.pdf) continued related discussions over meals and in the relaxed atmosphere. The keynote speaker, John D. Wiley, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, presented his view on why public universities will never entirely "go private" to initiate the discussions. The many facets of this issue presented at the retreat are in the 2006 Merrill Center white paper (.pdf). Conference photo gallery.


Keynote Speaker
John D. Wiley
University of Wisconsin

(photo: Jeff Miller/University of Wisconsin)


Executive Officer, AAS
Executive Publisher, Science
Public universities represented
at the 2006 Heartland retreat
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, and the Medical Center, Kansas City
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

standing, left to right: John Brighton, Donald Weeks, Ron Trewyn, Duane Nellis, Richard Barohn, Jeremy Anderson, Brian Foster, Jeff Aube, Keith Yehle, Chris Sorensen, Mike Nichols , Sally Hayden
seated, left to right: Richard Lariviere, Jim Roberts, Bob Barnhill, Barbara Atkinson, Kim Espy , John Wiley, Mabel Rice, Steve Warren, Dick Schiefelbusch, Joe Steinmetz
Titles and institutional affiliations (.pdf)

conference photos by Earl Richardson


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