Presidents and Chancellors of 10 colleges or state university system – Summoned to the White House

College tuition prices appear to be an overarching concern: “The cost of college has nearly tripled over the past three decades, forcing students to take out more loans and rack up more debt in pursuit of the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a twenty-first century economy,” Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, wrote in the invitation to the event. But only one president comes from an expensive private institution, indicating that the president is not focusing on the nation's the priciest colleges in what has been described as a roundtable discussion.