Influencing K-12 and Higher Education Interests on the National and International Scenes

The Western university, especially in the United States…has a vital role to play to help with [the world’s] problems because most of them will require knowledge, brainpower, skilled intelligence, and judgement to solve, or at least to manage.  The university, of all institutions, has the capacity to help define these issues, to analyze and examine them, to discuss creative ways of coping with them, and to share this knowledge and these insights not only with the young but also with the larger society. (“Meeting the Challenges of the New Millennium: The University’s Role,” inChallenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium, ed. Werner Z. Hirsch and Luc E. Weber. Phoenix, Arizona: American Council on Education/Oryx Press, 1999, p. 20)

Gardner with President Bush
David Gardner with President George H. W. Bush, following planning meeting for 1989 Education Summit of the Governors—Photo courtesy of The White House

 

ADDRESSING INTERNATIONAL ISSUES 
ADDRESSING NATIONAL ISSUES
ASSURING EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS
UNDERSTANDING UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP
CHAIRING THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, 1981-1983: A NATION AT RISK
EXTENDING UNIVERSITY OF UTAH AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE TO OTHER SETTINGS
EPILOGUE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS