ATD President & CEO and Network Colleges Participate in White House Community College Summit

Achieving the Dream and its Network were well-represented at the White House Community College Summit held in late October. 

After participating in a two-day PromiseNet event, a convening of higher education leaders, policymakers, and researchers committed to guaranteeing a funded community college education for every student, ATD President & CEO Dr. Karen A. Stout was part of a panel that opened the White House Community College Summit.

Dr. Stout and fellow panelists Dr. Martha Kanter, New York University Distinguished Professor, and Dr. Mary Rauner, WestEd Senior Research Associate, provided a recap of the PromiseNet discussed and offered topics for further discussion during the Summit around why free community college programs serve as a college access and completion strategy; what local, state, and national programs share; and how partnerships are critical to success. Roberto Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education, served as moderator.

The work of a number of ATD Network colleges were used as examples of best practices across the country and several leaders from those colleges participated as panelists.

A recording can be viewed here.

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