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.

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

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Here you will find media resources including ACTA’s press releases, statements, history, and information on ACTA’s leadership.

Latest Press Release

Purdue University President to Receive ACTA’s National Award for Commitment to Academic Freedom and Affordability

April 25, 2018 |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced that Purdue University President Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. will receive its most prestigious award, in honor of his extraordinary leadership in promoting academic freedom, academic excellence, and cost-effective, efficient administration. 

On October 12, 2018, ACTA will present President Daniels with the 2018 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The selection of President Daniels, recommended by a committee of distinguished educational and civic… Continue Reading >>

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ACTA Statements

ACTA Urges Evergreen State to Embrace Chicago Principles

June 19, 2018 by Elliott Cole |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today sent a forceful letter to the board of trustees at Evergreen State University, warning of the consequences of inaction in… Continue Reading >>

Leadership

Michael B. Poliakoff, President

Dr. Poliakoff became part of the ACTA team in March 2010 as the vice president of policy, and became ACTA's third president on July 1, 2016. Continue Reading >>

Karen Hyman, Senior Vice President of Policy and Programs

Karen Hyman began with ACTA as its Senior Vice President of Policy and Programs upon moving to the DC area in 2017. Continue Reading >>

Press Contact

Douglas Sprei
Director of Communications
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