Posted by Don H on Nov 15, 2017
 
Dr. Andrew Sund, President of Heritage University in Toppenish WA, discussed the role of today’s higher education.   He raised the questions of cost, competitiveness, quality and value.   Higher education is being questioned, but it is his belief that higher education is a great equalizer.  The university was founded in 1982 and its history its unique.   Catholicism had its origin but it is located inside the Yakima Nation.  The decision was made that the university should be open to everyone.  The 790 undergraduate population is 73% female, 69% Hispanic and 12% Native American.
 
One area of interest is that the Master of Arts and Medical Science program has a high percentage of graduates being accepted to medial schools.   The POC is Diana Eliason at eliason_d@heritage.edu