Gordon Gee — American Educator born on February 02, 1944,

Elwood Gordon Gee is an American academic and is currently serving his second term as President of West Virginia University. He has served as the chief executive at several universities in the United States, previously serving at Ohio State University. Gee had been heading an Ohio State-based think tank following his retirement from the Ohio State presidency on July 1, 2013. He retired in response to a series of controversies relating to comments he made, the last of which involved anti-Catholic comments allegedly made in jest prior to a football game between Ohio State and the University of Notre Dame. His resignation thus ended his second term as the president; he had previously served as president of Ohio State from 1990 to 1997... (wikipedia)

The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.
So if a college education is indispensable, the challenge as I see it is how to make it more accessible.
I believe that it is higher education's purpose and calling to keep open the door to the American dream.
Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious.
Intellectual curiosity drove Einstein to some of the world's most important discoveries.