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W. Robert Connor came to the New York-based Teagle Foundation as its president in early 2003, re-affirming the Foundation's long-standing commitment to higher education, and re-focusing it on improving student learning in the liberal arts and sciences. His belief that such learning can--and must--be brought to a much higher level is reflected in the Foundation's grant initiatives in Value-Added Assessment, Fresh Thinking for Liberal Education, Big Questions of Meaning and Value, and College-Community Connections. (These programs are described on the Foundation's website www.teagle.org, which is designed to provide ideas and know-how about strengthening liberal education, as well as to offer information about the Foundation's grantmaking.)
Bob retired as president of the Foundation at the end of 2009, but continues to serve as its senior advisor.