Glassner Attends Key Meetings in Washington, D.C.

Joining a group of invited college presidents, student leaders, and heads of leading environmental organizations, President Barry Glassner took part in a White House roundtable on November 19. The conversation was part of the White House’s run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris beginning November 30.

Moderated by Christy Goldfuss, managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and Karen Florini, the State Department envoy on climate change, the group discussed higher education’s best practices on issues of sustainability. Last April, the Princeton Review recognized Lewis & Clark as the nation’s No. 1 college in sustainability in its Guide to Green Colleges. And the law school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law program is ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

During his time in the nation’s capital, Glassner also attended a meeting of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He is a national delegate to the group’s board of directors, which gives Lewis & Clark a greater voice in setting national policy and legislative priorities for private higher education for the next three years.