Access & Equity

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CFO and VP is 18th president at University of South Dakota

July, 2018
Sheila Gestring is the 18th president at the University of South Dakota.

Sheila Gestring, chief financial officer and vice president of the University of South Dakota, took the helm as its 18th president in late June.

Gestring faces numerous challenges, such as finding ways to increase access for high-performing students who cannot afford tuition and easing budget constraints at the university’s law school.

Gestring started at the university in 2006 as a finance director and transitioned to assistant vice president of finance and administration.

Partnerships to end college hunger

July, 2018
Patricia McGuire is president of Trinity Washington University. 

A recent report reveals that as many as 36 percent of students across socio-economic levels experience food insecurity at some point during their college days.

Colleges connect the textbooks

July, 2018

As more textbooks and other learning materials become digitized, institutions regularly face challenges in smoothly integrating all the different resources into the LMS and other campus networks.

Colleges welcome Latino students

July, 2018
Source: “College Completion Through a Latino Lens”; Excelencia in Education, 2018

Latino students complete degrees at lower rates than other ethnic groups—and are more likely to still be enrolled after six years. Higher ed institutions are developing supports as a result.

Designing higher ed for a healthy democracy

July, 2018
Elaine Maimon is president of Governors State University and author of "Leading Academic Change: Vision, Strategy, Transformation."  Maimon also co-founded the “Writing Across the Curriculum” movement.

In Leading Academic Change, Governors State University President Elaine Maimon discusses the challenge of turning the two-year school into a four-year, full-service, regional public university.

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7/25/2018

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Speakers:

Michael Wilson
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7/24/2018

The next generation of IT infrastructure, hyperconvergence combines computing, storage and networking into a single, simplified and automated system that is far easier and less costly to use and maintain, making it a perfect fit for colleges and universities, which often have limited IT resources but enterprise-level IT needs.

7/17/2018

In this prerecorded thought leadership webinar, Liaison International brings together a panel of graduate admissions experts to discuss the topic of transparency in graduate admissions, including the practical application of a holistic admissions strategy, trends in evolving models of student support and how institutions can drive student success beyond the classroom.

Scheduled speakers:

Katherine Ruger
Assistant Dean, Admissions & Pre-College Programs
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University

Publication Date: 
7/12/2018
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Learn how proactive communication and financial education can help students better manage loans.

From left to right: Kristen Wallitsch, Associate Dean of Academic Support Student Success Center, Bellarmine University; Drew Thiemann, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Bellarmine University; Jim Breslin, Dean of Student Success, Bellarmine University

Predictive analytics can serve as the foundation of student success efforts. By drawing together data from disparate campus sources and systems, predictive analytics software can enable institutional leaders to predict the likelihood of student attrition, and to identify at-risk students and match them with the right resources that can help them succeed.