Obama’s Plan to Increase College Access

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Dr. Laura Perna
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

• National expert in access and equity in higher education, paying for
college, student loans and college affordability and choice
• Her research investigates barriers that hinder higher-education access
for women, racial/ethnic minorities and people of lower socio-
economic status.
• She’s able to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union address and
his plans for increasing college access