NEWS & IMPACT
Council for Opportunity in Education’s Vice President of Research and Director of the Pell Institute, Dr. Terry Vaughan III, Appointed to uAspire Board
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) announced the appointment of Terry Vaughan III, Ph.D., vice president of research at COE and director of the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, to the national board of uAspire, a prominent nonprofit organization focused on enhancing college affordability and eliminating financial barriers for students. Vaughan will bring his extensive expertise and commitment to educational equity to his new role as a national board member for uAspire. With a mission aligned closely with the Council for Opportunity in Education, uAspire has consistently championed the cause of first-generation college students and those from low-income backgrounds.
TERRY VAUGHAN III
From College to Careers: The Pell Institute Receives $748,000 Ascendium Grant to Explore Career Development within TRIO Programs
April 7, 2023
This research aims to provide a framework to help postsecondary institutions develop sustainable and equitable career pathways through strategic career exploration and development programming.
Leading Improvements in Higher Education podcast features Pell Institute Associate Director Erick Montenegro for its latest episode.
Leading improvements in higher education is important to ensure the quality of education, enhance global competitiveness, have a positive societal impact, drive research and innovation, and promote lifelong learning. On the latest episode of Leading Improvements in Higher Education with Stephen Hundley, Erick Montenegro, associate director of The Pell Institute, discusses how leaders can move the needle when it comes to equity.
LATEST PROJECTS AND RESOURCES
The Pell Institute is the first research institute to specifically examine the issues affecting educational opportunity for low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students. Learn more about the Pell Institute, including our mission, purpose, goals, and history.
Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2022 Historical Trend Report
This 2022 edition is the 8th in the current series, begun in 2015. This publication brings together again in partnership the Pell Institute with the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy of the University of Pennsylvania (PennAHEAD). Both organizations have a core mission to promote a more open, equitable, and democratic system of higher education. The Pell Institute, with its historical and ongoing ties to the federal TRIO programs, has a special mission to promote more opportunity for low-income and first-generation students, and students with disabilities.