Kevin Kinser, head of Penn State’s Department of Education and Policy Studies, was quoted in a Washington Post article about Bill Clinton’s “honorary chancellor” position with a for-profit college company called Laureate International Universities. An excerpt of this story featuring Kinser is below:
“People who participated in the dinner said they remember a high-level conversation about using education to boost diplomacy, held amid antique furniture in the State Department’s elegant James Monroe room. Duffey spoke positively of Laureate’s approach to overseas expansion, according to one participant.
“Kevin Kinser, who studies for-profit colleges at Pennsylvania State University, said that given Laureate’s rapid growth, it was not unreasonable to include a company representative in that setting. But he said Laureate’s inclusion just months before Bill Clinton began being paid by the company does not look good.
“ ‘They were clearly a legitimate participant in this sort of event,’ he said. ‘But knowing what we know now, it does seem unseemly.’ ”
Read more at WashingtonPost.com.