A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article titled “Liberal arts colleges defending selves on social media,” pointed to former Hamilton Board of Trustees Chairman and Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley ’69 as an example of a liberal arts graduate who has achieved great success in the business world. Reporting on a social media campaign launched by The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) titled “Securing America’s Future: The Power of Liberal Arts Education,” the Jan. 4 article also highlighted former secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, who received an English degree from Dartmouth College and an honorary degree from Hamilton.
S. Georgia Nugent, former president of Kenyon College, is leading the campaign. As part of the effort, @SmartColleges, a new Twitter feed, has been created by CIC to answer questions about a liberal arts education. "Libby and Art," a fictitious college student and counselor, are collectively representing the public face of @SmartColleges, repeating posts that have positive things to say and challenging those that do not.