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

ACTA Welcomes Dr. Kenneth Kolson as VP of Policy and Programs

July 19, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni announced on Wednesday, July 19, that Dr. Kenneth Kolson will become ACTA’s new vice president of policy and programs. Dr. Kolson comes to ACTA with a keen understanding of the challenges facing higher education.

“Ken’s knowledge and experience are invaluable,” said ACTA President Michael Poliakoff. “I was privileged to work with Ken at the National Endowment for the Humanities, and I’m delighted he has agreed to employ his many talents toward improving higher education. With his dedication to public service and understanding of...

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ACTA Raises Concern Over Restricting Trustee Speech and Debate

Penn State’s Board “Expectations” Suggest a Chilling Effect on Free Speech and Oversight
September 16, 2016 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, DC— The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today expressed concern about Pennsylvania State University’s Board of Trustees’ vote to discourage its members from expressing...

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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 >>

Kenneth Kolson, Vice President of Policy and Programs

Dr. Kolson joined ACTA in July 2016. He previously served as director of the Washington Academic Internship Program for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. Continue Reading >>

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