President Lee Higdon was interviewed by the editor of LEADERS magazine about the value of a liberal arts education. In the piece – published in a question-and-answer format – Higdon highlights the College’s rigorous academics, diverse community, broad accessibility and distinctive programs, such as funded internships, that prepare students for successful lives. July, August, September 2012.
President Lee Higdon was quoted in an Associated Press article about liberal arts colleges that are tweaking courses to include career preparation. Higdon was quoted as saying that Connecticut College has made a conscious decision to resist preprofessional coursework because of the College's belief in the liberal arts as the best preparation for life and career. The article appeared in USA Today, Boston Globe, WTIC (Conn.), Washington Observer Reporter (Pa.), Rutland Herald (Vt.), Battle Creek Enquirer (Mich.) and more than a dozen other news outlets across the country. August 31, 2008.
President Lee Higdon, featured in a segment on ABC World News with Charles Gibson, spoke about the costs of a college education and how that money funds faculty, facilities and high-tech amenities. March 29, 2007.
President Lee Higdon and his wife Ann gave advice to college-bound students, discussed the value of the liberal arts and talked about growing up in Westchester County, N.Y., in an article in the Journal News (N.Y.) newspaper and on its website. March 8, 2007.
President Lee Higdon, during an interview on NECN, New England Cable News, discussed his transition from Wall Street to academia, his experience in the Peace Corps in Malawi and the importance of the liberal arts. September 22, 2006.
President Lee Higdon was the subject of an essay, "Back to College After All," in The New York Times' "The Boss" feature on Aug. 27, 2006. In it, he spoke about his childhood, saving his infant son from a snake and his career in business and academia. Higdon said, "In the mission-oriented environment of academia, you're dealing with people who feel passionate about teaching and learning, and who are educating the next generation of leaders." The New York Times, August 27, 2006.
New Conn President Says He Will Work To Build Endowment
In an interview with the editorial board of the region's newspaper, President Higdon describes his thoughts on the relationship between the College and the City of New London. The Day, New London, Conn., July 11, 2006.