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Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion

Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion

Hosted by: Ewing Marion Kauffman Conference Center

September 27, 2018

Colleges and Universities in our region will continue to face many challenges in respect to access and completion for our diverse community. With factors like a decrease in graduating numbers of high schools students, preparation challenges at our high schools, not enough faculty and staff in the pipeline for jobs, and budgetary issues facing both the region. Our area colleges and universities will continue to face obstacles to prepare our students for academic success in an ever changing global society.

The goal of the Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion is to provide faculty and staff at our regional institutions the opportunity to discuss and share programs, ideas, strategies, and best practices that support recruitment and retention of under-represented populations.

This summit will give you insight into methods you can utilize now to dramatically improve access, persistence and completion--from experts who have proven success stories. Don't miss it!


Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Invitation Letter

On behalf of the Summit Planning Committee and in cooperation with the offices of Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver II, we invite you to the Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion on Friday, September 27, 2018.

This Summit will facilitate exchanging strategies, techniques and ideas to address access to education and completion for area institutions. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for collaboration between academic and student affairs professionals.

You will be able to dialogue with other members in higher education around issues regarding the diverse world our institution will face in the near future. You will have the opportunity to gain insight on best practices and resources through workshops speakers that have demonstrated success in recruiting and retaining underrepresented students.

We have an excellent line-up of keynote speakers and workshops that can help you with recruitment and retention. You will also meet, network and learn from other higher education professionals from our area. Please register soon, as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you!


Summit Committee

Last Modified: 1/30/18