Maxwell Love

Higher Ed

  • Access
  • Accountability
  • Admission
  • African American students
  • Civics
  • Civil rights
  • Costs
  • Economy and college
  • Federal policy
  • Financial aid
  • For-profit colleges
  • Gay students
  • HBCUs
  • International students
  • Labor issues
  • Lenders
  • Low-income students
  • Minority students
  • Poverty
  • Race and diversity
  • Race and diversity
  • Rural education
  • Social networks
  • State policy
  • Student activism
  • Student life
  • Taxes
  • Urban education
  • Value of college

Maxwell John Love is the president of the United States Student Association, the nation’s oldest and largest student association representing 1.5 million student members on issues of higher education access and affordability. He was born in Madison, Wis., and grew up in rural Wisconsin. His parents are both educators, and his grandparents were both teachers. He studied political science and Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation he served as vice president of the United States Student Association. In his role he was nominated and served as a negotiator on the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rule making for Title IV program integrity and improvement committee. He has traveled to three dozen campuses over the past year.