Live Stream (Replay)

Equity in Higher Education: A National Imperative, Shared Dialogue Search for Solutions

  • May 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (EST)






9:00 a.m. — Welcome & Acknowledgments

9:10 a.m. — Overview of 2019 Indicators Report

  • Margaret Cahalan, Director of the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education & Vice President for Research Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Laura W. Perna, Executive Director, Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD) & James S. Riepe Professor, University of Pennsylvania

9:30 a.m. — Introduction of Dialogue Topics by Facilitators & Students

  • Stratification in Higher Education (.pdf)

    • Sophia Berg (.pdf), Alumna, Upward Bound (Hibbing Community College), Harvard University, Class of 2019
    • Andre Perry, David M. Rubenstein Fellow-Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution

  • Unmet Financial Need (.pdf)

    • Chay’Vion Moore (.pdf), Alumnus, Student Support Services, North Central Texas College, Class of 2019
    • Mamie Voight, Vice President of Policy Research, Institute for Higher Education Policy

  • Postsecondary Completion (.pdf)

    • Ashley Minter (.pdf), Alumna, Student Support Services, Rider University, Class of 2019
    • Tiffany Jones, Director of Higher Education Policy, Education Trust

10:30 a.m. — Table Discussions

10:50 a.m. — Reports and Dialogue from Table Discussions

11:15 a.m. — Concluding Remarks

Special thanks to Travelers, the Lumina Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their generous support.