Dec 2020 Virtual Conference Post-Event Resources

The Road to Economic Recovery Runs Through Affordable Higher Education

A Virtual Conference for Policy Leaders

December 4, 2020

The Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) and the Upjohn Institute’s Promise: Investing in Community research initiative thank you for joining our virtual conference The Road to Economic Recovery Runs Through Affordable Higher Education!

You can find a detailed review of the agenda and recording of the event below.




Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Morley Winograd, President and CEO, Campaign for Free College Tuition


A Conversation with Ted Mitchell

Ted Mitchell, President, American Council on Education


Preview of Research on the Workforce Outcomes of Community-Based Promise Programs Funded by Strada Education Network

Brad Hershbein, Senior Economist and Director of Information and Communications Services, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Michelle Miller-Adams, Senior Researcher, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research


Presentations on the Broad Bipartisan Support for Free-College Tuition Programs in Michigan and Nationally

Doug Ross, Senior Advisor for Michigan Prosperity, The Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Jack MacKenzie, Founder and CEO, CollegeAPP


Q&A and Concluding Remarks


If you'd like to get more involved with CFCT, please consider contacting us, reading our Briefing Book, or donating to support our work.




We can't do this alone!

Our goal is to make higher education a possibility for every American, without regard to their financial circumstances.

We have a lot to do and not much time to do it, so your support is critical for our campaign to succeed. It’s with your investment that we can fundamentally reform how higher education is financed in this country, opening the doors to a more equitable society.

If you agree with our goal, our plan, and the urgency of the problem, we ask that you give what you can to help us write the next chapter in our nation’s history of continuously expanding access to universal, free education.

The Campaign for Free College Tuition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in the State of Washington in 2014 to educate parents, students, the higher education community, policy makers and taxpayers about efforts needed to fundamentally reform our nation’s system for financing higher education. This website and CFCT’s educational outreach activities are made possible through generous individual and foundation support.