Pro to the question "Is a College Education Worth It?"
"The premise that 'college is not worth it' is based on the notion that one’s return on such an investment is the only reason that a person should go to college. In actuality, the value of a college degree goes far beyond its total cost. Indeed, a college degree — and the experience of earning one’s degree — benefits its recipient for a lifetime, and a college education is a benefit for the common good of any community.
A college degree is always an investment worth making.
In the years a student spends working to obtain a degree, he or she develops as a person in ways that cannot be measured by the 'investment' of going to college. Whether through group projects with fellow students, an internship with a company, or individual research on behalf of a professor, the college experience educates the whole individual, and helps to develop the person’s values.
It is during one’s college years that one develops a sense of self, a world view, an appreciation for the dignity of people, and an enthusiasm for the arts. Also, because of various internship and volunteer opportunities during college, the college graduate has gained a deeper understanding of the importance of civic engagement.”
“College Degree Always Worth the Investment,” www.miamiherald.com, June 21, 2013
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of higher education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the study of higher education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
President, St. Thomas University, 1994-present
Director, Institute for STU-China Executive Forum for Leadership Development, St. Thomas University
Faculty Member, Department of Religious Studies, St. Thomas University
Member, Board of Governors, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Secretary, Board of Directors, Carrfour Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Palmetto General Hospital, 2012
Donor, Catholic Community Foundation, Archdiocese of Miami
Board Member, Orange Bowl Committee
Board Member, Fonkoze USA
Appointee, Governor's Haiti Advisory Group
Member, Executive Council, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Member, Governing Board, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Member, Presidents Council of Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida
Member, Florida Association of Colleges & Universities
Member, Board of Trustees, St. John Vianney College Seminary
MDiv, Immaculate Conception Seminary
BA, Sacred Theology, Catholic University
BA, Humanities and Philosophy, Seton Hall University