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Momentum & Barriers Symposium

Momentum & Barriers
UGA Center for Continuing Education
General Event

Momentum & Barriers: Advancing Research, Practice, and Policy Discourse on Postsecondary Education Access and Success

Join the McBee Institute as we kick off our 60th anniversary events in 2024 with a symposium on college access. The event is supported by a grant from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. 

Thursday, February 8, 7:00-8:00pm 

  • Opening Reception & Poster Sessions by Georgia College Advising Corps advisers

Friday, February 9, 8:15-5:00pm

  • 8:15-9:00AM Breakfast
  • 8:45-9:00AM Welcome & Charge

  • 9:15-10:30AM Session 1: College access work in high schools: improving the pipeline through research, programs, and policy
    • Moderator: Libby V. Morris, Zell B. Miller Professor of Higher Education, UGA McBee Institute
    • Panelists:

      Ashley Clayton, Jo Ellen Levy Yates Endowed Associate Professor, Louisiana State University

      Sherontae Maxwell, Assistant Director of Access Programs, University of Georgia Division of Academic Enhancement

      Korynn Schooley, Vice President, College Access at Achieve Atlanta

  • 10:45- 12:00PM Session 2: College access and success programs in postsecondary institutions: spotlight on opportunity and success initiatives
    • Moderator: Erik Ness, Professor of Higher Education, UGA McBee Institute
    • Panelists:

      Heidi Leming, Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Tennessee Board of Regents

      Paul Rubin, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy, University of Utah

      Lori Tiller, Network Director, Embark Georgia (JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at UGA)

  • 12:15-1:30PM Luncheon & Keynote address by President Marion Ross Fedrick (Albany State University)

  • 1:45- 3:00PM Session 3: Financial aid programs that support access: making college affordable through research, programs, and policy
    • Moderator: Rob Toutkoushian, Professor of Higher Education, UGA McBee Institute
    • Panelists:

      Anthony Jones, Executive Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, University of Utah

      Kelly Rosinger, Associate Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University

      Ashley Young, Education Analyst, Georgia Budget Policy Institute

  • 3:15-4:30PM Recap and next steps for advancing the best ideas and immediate questions for action
  • 4:30-5:00PM Closing session

Room block available onsite for out-of-town attendees on Thursday and Friday nights. Contact the reservation desk at the UGA Center for Continuing Education directly to book and mention the symposium (706) 542-2134 or (800) 884-1311.


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