It was a full house for the annual Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion for Under-represented Populations, hosted by Metropolitan Community College.
The event was held on the MCC-Penn Valley campus, with opening remarks by MCC Chancellor Mark James.
The goal of the summit is to provide faculty and staff at regional institutions the opportunity to discuss and share programs, ideas, strategies and best practices that support recruitment and retention of under-represented populations.
“Our colleges and universities, here in the Kansas City metro and around the country, must come together to find ways to serve and support students from all backgrounds,” Cleaver says. “I commend our regional institutions on the efforts in these areas, and I am encouraged by their efforts to do more.”
The event’s logistics were managed by Robert Page, MCC’s executive director of inclusion and engagement, who works for the Chancellor’s Office and Kathy Walter-Mack,MCC chief of staff.
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Keynote speakers were:
- Dr. Dwaun Warmack, president, Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis
- Dr. Jillian Kinzie, associate director, NSSE Institute for Effective Educational Practice and the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research
Breakout sessions included enrollment management conversations, as well as best-practice considerations: