C of O President Addresses Dept. of Education Summit


by Tim Church


POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – College of the Ozarks President Dr. Jerry Davis speaks on behalf of Hard Work U at the inaugural U.S. Department of Education Summit.

On Thursday, December 14th, Davis was invited by U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to speak about the innovative programs C of O has become known for.

While Davis focused on graduating students who are debt free and the importance of teaching patriotic education, he also spoke on the college’s recently implemented no-loan approach:



In a press release Secretary DeVos shared “There is exciting work being done across the country by those who are willing to rethink the traditional ways in which we have educated students.”

A few of the other organizations and institutions present included EdX, The Jack Welch Management Institute, University of Maryland University and Arizona State University.

To view the link to Davis’ presentation on C-SPAN, visit here.


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