Gregory W. Gray, the president of Connecticut's Board of Regents, is attending a White House summit on ways to expand access to a college education.
Gray is expected to join more than 100 fellow higher education, government, business and philanthropic leaders from across the country at Thursday's daylong event in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, are scheduled to be on hand.
The summit is expected to examine ways to increase college opportunities for low-income students and disadvantage students.
As president of the Board of Regents, Gray oversees the 17 state colleges and universities in the ConnSCU system. The former chancellor of the Riverside Community College District in Calif., Gray started his new job in Connecticut on July 1.
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