Members of WICHE's College Access Regional (CAR) Network gathered in Bismarck on June 3 and 4 for discussions that included strategies for serving rural and underrepresented students, postsecondary pathways for disconnected youth, collaborative data sharing, and research on reducing "summer melt."
The agenda for the meeting is available here.
Speaker: Laura Fiedler, scholarship and grant coordinator director, Bank of North Dakota
Speaker: Weiya Liang, director of college access and support, Washington Student Achievement Council
Speakers: Rebekah Matrosova, director of outreach and early awareness, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Greg Monrad, Alaska college and career advising corps program manager, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Effectively Engaging the Business Community in the College Access and Completion Agenda
Speakers: David Farnsworth, manager of North Dakota power generation and engineering, Great River Energy
Handout: Examples of Business/Government Partnerships
Yvonn Weigel, RESP Succeed 2020 project director, Roughrider Education Services Provider
Speaker: Jessica Piper, CACG program director, Idaho Board of Education
Speaker: Melissa Miller Kincart, assistant commissioner, outreach and access, Utah System of Higher Education
Freezing the Summer Melt: Evidence-based, Cost-Effective Strategies to Increase College Enrollment and Persistence Among Underrepresented StudentsStarting Strong: First Year Success
Speaker: Lindsay Page, research assistant professor of education, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Speaker: Jennifer Brown Lerner, deputy director, American Youth Policy Forum