AUDIO | Making Higher Education Work for Underserved Students

The following interview is with Sarita Brown, president of Excelencia in Education, a non-profit organization focused on accelerating Latino success in higher education. At the recent University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Conference in Miami, Brown gave a keynote presentation focused on strategies to support Latino student success at postsecondary institutions. In this interview, she expands on that topic and discusses the importance of ensuring institutions are focused on driving enrollment and retention of first-generation students from underserved communities.…


Stats & Quotes

500
Dollars in federal funds for a new grant program focused on helping community colleges develop programs to prepare Americans for in-demand jobs, announced by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden.


“We decided to be proactive.”
~ KATHLEEN WILSON, faculty fellow in the provost’s office at Florida International University, said that her institution has chosen to implement a prior learning credit pilot initiative instead of waiting legislation to be passed.


"We will see more closures than in the past."
~ SUSAN FITZGERALD, an analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, said that small American colleges will fail to remain viable due to declining enrollments and increased competition.



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