Over the next few days, presidents, chancellors, senior-level leaders, and industry partners will gather in San Francisco, California, for the American Council on Education’s 98th Annual Meeting to discuss trends and promising practices with colleagues from across all sectors of higher education.

ACE is at the forefront of the major issues affecting postsecondary education. In 2015, Hobsons had the privilege of supporting ACE in bringing together key education leaders for a practitioner-focused convening to discuss the results of its research study, A Dream Undone?: Higher Education Access and Opportunity in a Shifting Legal Landscape, and its implications for practice.

As a result of this convening, Hobsons and ACE produced a report, Talking About Race, Class and College Access: An ACE/Hobsons Convening of Higher Education Leaders, that captures the rich and robust discussion on the challenges, successes, and promising practices that will allow education professionals to meet mission-critical diversity goals and advance equity in postsecondary education.

This year, Hobsons is a proud sponsor of the ACE Annual Meeting, and we look forward to participating in a variety of activities with ACE and its members during the conference.

Hobsons’ President of Advising and Admissions Stephen M. Smith will lead a panel discussion with experts exploring the topic of student success, sharing promising practices on cross-campus initiatives that help break down campus silos while placing students at the center of the planning process.

In Accelerating Student Success: Focusing on Meaningful, Measurable Change, campus leaders from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Neb.), Los Medanos College (Calif.), National Louis University (Ill.), and Cleveland State University (Ohio) will share stories about how they have evolved their campuses to put students and student outcomes first. Attendees will learn about the best practices these institutions have established, including those related to admissions and advising, and strengthening relationships between students, faculty, and the many services on campus. This session is designed for campus leaders looking to accelerate the implementation and effectiveness of student-centric changes at their institution. Join us Monday, March 14, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Fourth Level: Pacific Suite 1.

If you’re attending the conference, please also stop by the Hobsons booth, #306. We would love to connect with you!


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