Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is America's leading site for college news.

As a watchdog to the nation's higher education system, Campus Reform exposes bias and abuse on the nation's college campuses.

Our team of professional journalists works alongside student activists and student journalists to report on the conduct and misconduct of university administrators, faculty, and students.

Campus Reform holds itself to rigorous journalism standards and strives to present each story with accuracy, objectivity, and public accountability.

News Team

Sterling Beard

Sterling Beard Editor-in-Chief

Sterling Beard is Campus Reform’s editor-in-chief. Previously, he worked as an Editorial Associate at National Review Online, a Staff Writer at The Hill and as Campus Reform’s news editor.


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Peter Fricke

Peter Fricke Managing Editor

Peter Fricke is the Managing Editor for Campus Reform. He has previously worked on state and national political campaigns, and was a reporter for The Daily Caller News Foundation. His email address is pfricke@campusreform.org.

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Anthony Gockowski

Anthony Gockowski Contributing Editor/Investigative Reporter

Anthony Gockowski is the Contributing Editor and an Investigative Reporter for Campus Reform. He previously worked for The Daily Caller, Intercollegiate Review, The Catholic Spirit, and The College Fix.

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Cabot Phillips

Cabot Phillips Media Director

Cabot Phillips is the Media Director for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms. In 2016, Phillips was named to Red Alert Politics "30 Under 30" list of the nation's most influential young conservatives. See Articles

Hannah Scherlacher

Hannah Scherlacher Program Manager & Opinion Writer

Hannah Scherlacher is the Program Manager and a Contributor for Campus Reform. Previously, she studied at Liberty University and the Anglo-American University, where she co-founded an anti-sex trafficking nonprofit, competed as a D-1 scholar track athlete and wrote for publications in the U.S. and Czech Republic. Hannah also worked in advocacy for the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, where she directed an interfaith leadership program in the West Bank.

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Nikita Vladimirov

Nikita Vladimirov Investigative Reporter

Nikita Vladimirov is an Investigative Reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform, he wrote for The Hill, where he extensively covered the latest political developments in U.S. and around the world. Vladimirov's work has appeared on the front pages of The Drudge Report and The Hill, and has been featured by several media organizations including Fox News, MSN, Real Clear Politics and others. He has also appeared as a political commentator on numerous programs, including BBC radio. See Articles

Stephen Rowe

Stephen Rowe Contributor

Stephen Rowe is a Campus Reform contributor, as well as the Digital Training Coordinator at the Leadership Institute where he trains conservatives how to win online through a training program of more than 30 unique workshops focused on digital communications, analytics, programming and web design. Before joining LI, Stephen was the Editor-in-Chief of Turning Point USA's Hypeline where he executed its start-up, website re-design, and achieved over 12 million page views in 2016.

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Kyle Perisic

Kyle Perisic Leadership Institute Intern

Kyle Perisic is a Leadership Institute Intern, and reports liberal bias and abuse on college campuses for Campus Reform. He is originally from Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a double major in English and Political Science. While in college, Kyle was a member of various student organizations, worked in government relations, and worked on several political campaigns. See Articles

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