The Comebacker Convening:
Improving Adult Access and Success
Feb. 6-7, 2020
Louisville Marriott East
Is your institution prepared to serve adult students?
How can you best meet their needs?
What strategies have been proven to increase their success?
For Kentucky to achieve its educational attainment goal (60% of Kentuckians with a college credential by 2030), we must enroll and graduate more adult students. As the population skews older, higher education institutions will need to make degree programs work for students balancing a career and family. For these “comebackers,” flexibility, price and workforce relevance are critically important. This convening, co-sponsored by CPE and The Graduate! Network, focuses on ways your campus can effectively recruit and serve the adult market.
Speakers on the program include:
- Danette Howard, senior vice president and chief strategic officer, Lumina Foundation.
- Matt Bergman, program director at University of Louisville and author of Unfinished Business: Compelling Stories of Adult Student Persistence.
- Mike Krause, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, which administers the nationally renowned Tennessee Reconnect initiative.
- Hadass Sheffer, president, The Graduate! Network.
- Jay Box, president, Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
- Aaron Thompson, president, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
Registration and Cost
Self-registration is now closed; however, a limited number of spaces may still be available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquiry about availability. Registration fee is $150.
Call for participation in the poster session
We invite each campus to bring a poster showcasing your institution's adult-friendly practices, programs and policies. To participate, please view the guidelines.