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University Leaders Talk Retention Strategies For Underserved Students During COVID


Thursday, April 22, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST




Connect with, and get re-energized by, higher education leaders who are facing similar challenges as you. The pandemic is adding extra complications to those already faced by first-generation students and students from low-income backgrounds. How do we help these students stay engaged and enrolled over the next year? Learn from university leaders how their student success intervention strategies have changed as a result of the pandemic, and equip your staff with practical and high impact tactics they can use to increase retention rates during COVID.

Panelists include:

  • Rameen Talesh — Dean of Students and Asst. Vice Chancellor of Student Life & Leadership, Univ. of California-Irvine
  • Amy Gort — Provost and Executive Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs, Metropolitan State University, MN
  • Thaddeus Price — Retention Specialist, and Academic Recovery Program Coordinator, Morgan State University
  • Catherine Marciano — Vice-President of Partnerships at College Possible

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College Possible is a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by empowering students from low-income backgrounds to become college graduates. Through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support, students receive the tools and resources they need to earn admission to college and graduate. Since its founding in Saint Paul in 2000, 99% of College Possible students have been admitted to college. Overall, they are three times more likely to earn a college degree than their low-income peers.

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