President Michael S. Roth of Wesleyan University delivered the College of Liberal Arts John T. Holden Lecture on April 2, 2015, entitled “How to Destroy Higher Education.” Roth has served as president of Wesleyan University since 2007. Formerly president of California College of the Arts, Roth is an historian, curator, and author. He is a frequent commentator on higher education. His most recent book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters (Yale University Press, 2014), addresses the history and varied meanings of liberal education and identifies current challenges faced by institutions of higher learning.
Watch the video of President Roth’s lecture here: