Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray notes in a recent Huffington Post College blog post, "The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today's Global Marketplace," "All successful careers require critical thinking, teamwork, sensitivity to cultural, demographic, economic and societal differences, and political perspectives. A liberal arts education provides this grounding. ...No one knows what the jobs of the future will be, but a liberal arts degree provides a great foundation for adjusting to new careers and further education. We do know that a third of all Fortune 500 CEOs have liberal arts degrees. ...Finally, our society desperately needs the grounding in ethical thinking and questioning that the liberal arts provide. ...A good job and top salary out of college, we all agree, would be wonderful. More important by far, is what our college graduates do beyond the starting line to build a rewarding life, create a fulfilling career and serve their communities."