Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese served on ACTA’s Board of Directors for many years. We now continue to benefit from his wise guidance as Emeritus Director. In November 2022, he graciously invited ACTA President Michael Poliakoff and Chief of Staff Armand Alacbay to his Northern Virginia home for a far-reaching conversation about the influence of governing board leaders on higher education and how colleges and universities can best prepare students for engaged citizenship.

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