"They're not buying their kids an education. That's not what it's about, it has nothing to do with the education. I think this is jewelry for a lot of people. The kids are leaving high school. They don't want to say, 'My kid's going to the junior college.' They want to say, 'My kid's going to Harvard, my kid's going to USC or Yale.' I think it's bragging rights for them, and they don't want to be the one parent that says, 'Well, yeah, my kid's going to, like, Slippery Rock.'"
"You mentioned Slippery Rock University by name as the antithesis of a trophy school. We suspect that you didn't mean it as a compliment, but we take it as one anyway," part of the president's post said.