How Colleges Can Drive Social Mobility for Students of Color and Students from Low-Income Families

Program Dates 
June 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Washington, D.C. - Which colleges and universities are driving social mobility for students of color and students from low income families, and how are they doing it?

What are the barriers these students and their colleges face when trying to climb the economic ladder with the help of higher education?

What are the federal policies and other conditions that would better enable and reward colleges to serve as engines of upward social mobility?

Researchers, college leaders, and students will join higher ed policy makers and influencers in a fast-paced, interactive event combining short talks, big ideas, and breakout discussions. Register here.

Featured speakers include:

Brenda Allen, President, Lincoln University
Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University
Stephanie Bell-Rose, TIAA Sr. Managing Director and Head, TIAA Institute
Camille Busette, Director, Race, Prosperity and Inclusion, Brookings
Wil Del Pilar, VP of Higher Education Policy and Practice, The Education Trust
José Luis Cruz, President, Lehman College (CUNY)
Lorelle Espinosa, VP for Research, American Council on Education
John Friedman, Founding Co-Director, Opportunity Insights
Tracy Hall, President, Southwest Tennessee Community College
Tiffany Jones, Director of Higher Education Policy, The Education Trust
Marvin Krislov, President, Pace University

John B. King, Jr., President & CEO of The Education Trust, in conversation with Anthony Jack, Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University and author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Students