Ernest Green is Co-Chairman and Partner of Madison Asset Managment Group LLC. Previously he served as managing director of public finance for Lehman Brothers in Washington, D.C. Green’s career also spans labor concerns, beginning in New York City in the late 1960s when he worked with Bayard Rustin in founding the Recruitment and Training Program, a project to help integrate apprenticeship programs in the building trades. He subsequently served as assistant secretary of labor for employment and training in the Carter Administration. The courage and drama of his 1957 struggle to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of the “Little Rock Nine” was captured by the PBS documentary, “The Ernest Green Story.”
In this policy brief, four prominent scholars examine how public colleges and universities, after decades of underfunding, can cope with projected budget shortfalls brought on by the pandemic.