Education Dive cites Trostel in report on institutional investments in athletics

Philip Trostel, a professor of economics at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the Education Dive article, “Are institutional investments in athletics driving negative perceptions of higher ed?” During December’s Higher Education Government Relations Conference in San Diego, Trostel said there’s a growing sense of public disdain for paying for higher education on the notion that a college degree helps individuals earn more over their lifetimes, according to the article. Similarly, there is a growing disdain among public officials over the salaries and administrative spending of leaders in higher education, which has led legislators to not only decide not to allocate more funds to higher ed in many states, but to find ways to restrict the spending of funds already allocated, the article states.