Plenary: Serving all Students: The Importance of Access to Higher Education
Friday, February 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
As the country’s largest and most diverse four-year public university system, what happens at the California State University reverberates nationwide. Join us for a conversation on the important role Cal State and higher education institutions play as engines for social mobility, providing authentic access to opportunity for students from all backgrounds and circumstances. Superintendent of Inglewood Unified School District and CSU Trustee Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will engage in a conversation with CSU Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs, Loren Blanchard, on the challenges and opportunities facing higher education systems’ efforts to expand access, close equity gaps and ensure student success. There will be an audience question and answer session as well.
- Dr. Loren J. Blanchard, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs
- Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, Superintendent, Inglewood Unified School District and Member, Board of Trustees, The California State University
Plenary with Trevor Packer
Thursday, February 22, 2019
11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction, The College Board
Join Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement Program®, for a close look at the developments and changes underway in AP to support student success. Packer will discuss the new Pre-AP program and provide greater insight into AP processes and resources designed to increase students’ chances of earning college credit.