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Postsecondary Pathways | Assessing Postsecondary Student Success
In higher education, policymakers, practitioners, and nonprofits often focus on increasing postsecondary success as a goal. However, what we define as success is often less clear and subject to debate. In this webinar, we will speak to policymakers, advocates, and education professionals about how states and institutions define postsecondary success, and how we can better work to improve outcomes.

Dec 15, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. LaToya Owens
Senior Program Officer @Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Owens is a Senior Program Officer of Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation on the Postsecondary Success team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She was previously the Senior Director of the UNCF Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute. Her work largely focuses on strengthening institutional career placement and student persistent outcomes as well as institutional effectiveness and strategic planning at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). LaToya earned her B.S. in Public Relations and an MPA from Florida A&M University, an M.A. in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy from New York University, and Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Georgia State University.
Dr. Rusty Monhollon
President and Executive Director @South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Rusty Monhollon is President and Executive Director of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Prior to joining the CHE in 2019 he was the Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs at the Missouri Department of Higher Education, where oversaw the design, implementation, and monitoring of public policies related to academic programs, assessment of student success, and institutional performance. Monhollon also was Associate Professor of History and Director for the Masters of Arts in Humanities program at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and has held faculty appointments at Washburn University, Rockhurst University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Missouri-Columbia, teaching courses in twentieth-century America, the 1960s, race and race relations, the civil rights movement, and American popular culture.
Representative Quentin "Q" Williams
CT-100 @Connecticut General Assembly
State Representative Quentin “Q” Williams serves the 100th District in the Connecticut General Assembly. He is the first African-American to represent the City of Middletown in Connecticut’s legislature, serves as the Chair of the Housing Committee, and founded the Downtown Workgroup & Main Street Caucus. Rep. “Q” championed several bills; guaranteeing the right to virtual visitation and monitoring for nursing home residents, creating pedestrian safety zones, and expanding rent commissions to mediate unfair rent increases. Quentin serves Excellence Community Schools as their Director of Advocacy and Policy and joined the University of Hartford’s faculty as an adjunct professor.