DREAM 2013 Media Advisory

More than 1,500 Community College Leaders and Reformers Convene in Anaheim This Week to Increase Student Success and Completion

Silver Spring, MD (January 31, 2013) – The nation’s most comprehensive reform network for community college success and completion is convening this week in Anaheim for DREAM 2013 - Achieving the Dream’s Annual Meeting on Student Success. More than 1,500 influential practitioners, policy-makers, and thought-leaders from across the nation are attending this convening to share results, strengthen partnerships, and direct the course of the reform movement for the upcoming year.

Also attending DREAM 2013 will be several community college students from across the nation, who will have their voices heard by actively participating in the program through social media and by presenting in both workshop and plenary sessions. You can follow the conversation on Twitter with #ATD_DREAM. *Detailed agenda can be viewed here.


  • Rip Rapson, President and CEO, Kresge Foundation
  • Robert G. Templin, President, Northern Virginia Community College and Chairman of the Achieving the Dream Board of Directors
  • William E. Trueheart, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
  • Yasmin Delahoussaye, Vice Chancellor of Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Daniel Greenstein, Director of Postsecondary Success Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dr. Rod Risley, Executive Director, Phi Theta Kappa
  • Joye Hardiman, Emeritus Faculty/ Arts and Humanities, The Evergreen College
  • Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor, Syracuse University
  • Raul Magdaleno, Chief Education Consultant and Hispanic Empowerment Speaker
  • Parminder Jassal, Executive Director, ACT Foundation
  • Paul Fain, Senior Reporter, Inside Higher Ed
  • Nearly 100 community college presidents from across the nation, including the following Los Angeles- area presidents:
    • Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, President, West Los Angeles College 
    • Jill Board, President, Cerro Coso Community College
    • Kathleen Burke-Kelly, President, Los Angeles Pierce College
    • Susan Carleo, President, Los Angeles Valley College
    • Sonya Christian, President, Bakersfield College
    • Jack E. Daniels, III, President, Los Angeles Southwest College
    • Marvin Martinez, President, Los Angeles Harbor College
    • Roland Chapdelaine, President, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
  • Over 20 higher education representatives from South Africa and the Pacific Islands

What: DREAM 2013 - Achieving the Dream’s Annual Meeting on Student Success

When: Tuesday, February 5 – Friday, February 8, 2013

Where: Hilton Anaheim, 777 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802


  • February 5, 2013: National Leah Meyer Austin Award Winner Announced
  • February 6, 2013: Plenary: Student Success Does Not Arise by Chance
  • February 7, 2013: Plenary: Students as Barometers of Community College Success
  • February 8, 2013: Raul Magdaleno- Student Empowerment/Motivational Speaker


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Achieving the Dream (ATD) leads a growing network of more than 277 community colleges committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity. ATD is making progress in closing academic achievement gaps and accelerating student success through a unique change process that builds each college’s institutional capacities in seven essential areas. ATD, along with nearly 75 experienced coaches and advisors, works closely with Network colleges in 44 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Wakelet.

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