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The leader of Indiana’s community college system has been selected by President Obama to serve on the White House Roundtable on Affordability and Productivity in Higher Education.

Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder is among several college presidents appointed to the panel, which will also include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Snyder says the roundtable will discuss the soaring costs of higher education and how to make college more affordable.

Snyder also took part in last year’s White House Summit on Community Colleges.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."