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Student Success Summit


The Kentucky Student Success Summit provides faculty, staff and administrators an opportunity to learn from leading student success experts and to engage in stimulating discussions with colleagues from across the state.

“The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of Kentucky”

April 9 - 10, 2018

Marriott Louisville East, Louisville, KY

Early Bird Registration: $125 for individuals from Kentucky public colleges and universities, state agencies; $175 for individuals from private colleges and universities. Register now!

Hotel rooms are available at the Marriott Louisville East, as part of the "Student Success Summit" block.

The U.S. is more diverse and technology-based than ever, and workers can expect to change careers multiple times, perhaps eventually transitioning to jobs that don't yet exist. Getting more students to attend college means little if they're not learning what's required to succeed in today's workforce and -- even more crucially -- if they don't graduate.

The seventh annual Kentucky Student Success summit will explore the theme, "The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of Kentucky," modeled after a similarly titled November 2017 report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

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Top to bottom: McPherson, Genshaft, Ancel.

The first day of the summit will feature Dr. Michael S. McPherson, co-chair of the Commission on the Future of of Undergraduate Education and the president emeritus of the Spencer Foundation. McPherson will explore a three-part strategy to ensure Kentucky's postsecondary system is delivering on its promise of educational quality and completion.

  1. Students have high-quality learning experiences.
  2. Institutions increase their overall completion rates and reduce inequities among student groups.
  3. College costs are controlled.

Also featured on the first day is Dr. Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida. Genshaft will present how big data and analytics can be utilized to transform institutional culture, with the ultimate goal of raising retention and graduation rates.

The second day of the summit will feature Sarah Ancel, senior vice president of Complete College America. Ancel will provide strategies for public colleges and universities to better engage and support non-traditional adult students as part of Kentucky's goal to raise educational attainment to 60 percent by 2030.

2017 summit materials

Last Updated 2/12/2018