Campaign Kickoff
On May 17, 2011, faculty and staff leaders from across the country gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC on the 57th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision to announce the historic launch.


During a news conference and forum via live webcast, the participants spoke about building a campaign to promote broad access to public higher education, which is essential to getting our country back on track.

Campaign Kickoff

View the full remarks from the press conference participants (PDF)

In addition to some 50 faculty members and supporters who attended the news conference, many faculty groups across the U.S. held “Watching Parties” to view it via live webcast.

These ”Watching Parties” took place in more than a dozen states on about 40 campuses including: California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington State and Wisconsin.

You can follow the conversation about the campaign in a blog entry by CFA leader Teri Yamada or on twitter by following the hashtag #cfhelaunch

View news coverage of the CFHE launch: