The 25th Annual Student Success Conference will include opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators to engage in meaningful and collaborative conversations about practices and strategies that positively impact student retention, persistence, and success.
Dr. Kati Haycock
President, The Education Trust, Washington DC
Dr. Kati Haycock is one of the nation's leading advocates in the field of education. She currently serves as President of The Education Trust. Established in 1996, the Trust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college. The organization’s goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign too many low-income students and students of color to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.
Known for years as a powerful force on education policy, The Trust is often described as “the most important truth teller” in American public education. But the organization also works hand in hand with educators and civic leaders in their efforts to transform schools and colleges into institutions that serve all students well.
Before coming to The Education Trust, Haycock served as Executive Vice President of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation's largest child advocacy organization.
A native Californian, Haycock founded and served as President of The Achievement Council, a statewide organization that provided assistance to teachers and principals in predominantly minority schools in improving student achievement. She also served as Director of Outreach and Student Affirmative Action programs for the nine-campus University of California system.
Kati Haycock speaks about educational improvement before thousands of educators, community and business leaders, and policymakers each year. She has received numerous awards for her service in behalf of our nation’s youth, and serves as a director on several education-related boards, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, The New Teacher Project, and the Hunt Institute.
Dr. Mark Milliron
Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning
Dr. Mark David Milliron is known as a champion for education opportunity and a catalyst for conversations on innovation and the road ahead. He is an awarding winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant who has worked with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning. Civitas Learning brings together the best of education, technology, and analytics in a community of forward-thinking higher education institutions to help college students learn well and graduate on time.
In previous roles, Mark served as the founding chancellor of WGU Texas; the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Endowed Fellow, Senior Lecturer, and Director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin; Vice President for Education and Medical Practice with SAS; and as President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
He also serves on numerous corporate, nonprofit, and education boards and advisory groups, including the Global Online Academy, a not-for-profit educational partnership serving independent schools nationally and internationally and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), the parent organization of the Big Ideas Fest.
In 1999, The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education named Mark a Distinguished Graduate for his service to the education field. In 2007, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) presented him with its National Leadership Award; In 2011, the National University Technology Network (NUTN) named Mark the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award; and in 2013 he was inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) Hall of Fame.
Regardless of all of his activities and accomplishments, he will quickly tell you that the most important job and the greatest blessing in his life is serving as Julia’s husband, and as father to Alexandra, Richard, Marcus, and Max.
Adapted from http://markmilliron.com/#bio
|8:00 – 9:00 a.m.||Registration/Coffee/Exhibits|
|9:00 a.m.||Welcome and Introductions|
|- Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor|
|- Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost|
- Dr. Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust
|10:30 a.m.||Breakout Session I|
|11:30 a.m.||Breakout Session II|
- Dr. Mark Milliron, Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning
|1:45 p.m.||Breakout Session III|
|2:45 p.m.||College Roundtable Discussions|