ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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Dr. Michael Poliakoff To Be ACTA’s Next President

May 11, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni Board of Directors has chosen Dr. Michael Poliakoff to serve as ACTA’s next president, effective July 1. Dr. Poliakoff is currently ACTA’s Vice President of Policy, a position he has held since March 2010.

“We are utterly delighted that Michael has agreed to serve as ACTA’s next president,” said ACTA’s Board chairman, Dr. Robert Lewit. “ACTA’s focus on academic freedom, excellence and accountability is more important than ever before. We conducted a national search, and it was clear that Michael offers an unmatched record of...

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Anne D. Neal’s Statement on Final Clubs

May 16, 2016 by Anne D. Neal |

Harvard University’s decision to penalize students who join single-sex clubs off campus violates the most basic principles of freedom of association and marks a vast overreach by Harvard’s...

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Anne D. Neal, President

Ms. Neal cofounded the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and has been president since 2003.
For over 15 years, Ms. Neal has been a prominent national player in higher education reform Continue Reading >>

Michael B. Poliakoff, Vice President of Policy

Dr. Poliakoff became part of the ACTA team in March 2010. He oversees ACTA's programming and publications and works directly with our constituents on behalf Continue Reading >>

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