Terry Hartle, senior vice president, Division of Government and Public Affairs for the American Council on Education (ACE), delivered the spring commencement address at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Friday, May 7. Hartle has directed ACE’s focus on engaging federal policy makers in areas of student aid, scientific research, government regulation and tax policy, including representation before Congress and involving local, state and national issues.
Prior to joining ACE in 1993, Dr. Hartle served as education staff director for the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources; has been the director of social policy studies and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; and was a research scientist at the Educational Testing Service. Hartle is a national and international authority on higher education issues, has authored or co-authored numerous articles, books and national studies and contributes regular book reviews to “The Christian Science Monitor.”
Hartle received a doctorate in public policy from The George Washington University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by Northeastern University, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Garfield Society at Hiram College and the Hiram College Athletic Hall of Fame.