Conference Weekend Activities: April 22-23

Saturday, April 22, 2017

11:00am – 1:30pm Registration
2:00pm – 6:00pm Leadership Institute

Sunday, April 23, 2017

11:00am – 5:00pm Registration
12:00pm – 4:00pm Pre-Conference Leadership Institute
5:00pm – 6:00pm Opening Reception
6:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Dinner, Entertainment
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Terrell Strayhorn,Professor of Higher Education at The Ohio State University

Thank you to our conference sponsors:


Conference Activities: Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm Registration
9:00am – 10:00am Concurrent Workshops:

    • Online Instruction as a Tool for Students in Need of Accelerated Supports
    • “How Can You Help Me If You Don’t Understand Me?” : Effective Strategies for Celebrating Mental Health and Learning Differences in the EOF Student Body
    • Dismantling the Odds: A Practical Guide to Effective STEM Prep for Case Management or Program Development
    • Do I Belong? – The Conversation of The Disengaged College Student
    • Silent Echoes: How Can We Support Student Success in the Sciences? (moved from Tuesday afternoon)
    • How to Catch and Keep Him: Ways to Improve Male Recruitment
    • Strategies to Improve Student Success and Retention though Group Support: Women Empowering Women
    • Quantitative Program Evaluation and Assessment
    • When Email is not Enough!
10:15am – 11:15am Morning Keynote: Dr. Sylvia Hurtado, Professor, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA
11:30am – 12:45pm Mini Plenary Session: Linking Policy to Reality in Opportunity for Higher Education – Dr. Thomas Mortenson, Publisher, Postsecondary Opportunity & Senior Scholar, Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education Opportunity
Mini Plenary Session: Social Responsibility > Self-Fulfillment.” -Education=“How to make a living”+ Entrepreneurship=“How to live” – Mr. Jamal James, Co-Founder & President at TheMPACK
Concurrent Workshops:

  • Working Together to Support the Retention and Completion of Students in Vocational Programs: A Narrative of Collective Impact
  • Engineering is Exciting! Learn about Engineering and How to Advise for a Smooth Transition into a 4-Year Engineering Program
  • Fostering Success: Developing an On-Campus Support Program for Young Adults with a history of Foster Care Involvement
  • Why Mastering Your Emotions is a Leadership Requirement and How to Accomplish It.
  • Building for Success: Providing Transformative Mentorship and Intensive Career Development to First-Generation, Low-Income Students
1:00pm – 2:45pm Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Kevin Wright, Strategic Management Consultant
3:00pm – 4:30pm Concurrent Workshops:

  • Addressing the Sophomore Year Experience: The Creation, Delivery and Outcome Assessment of a Model 3 Credit University Course.
  • The Influence of Social Media on Collaborative Learning in a Cohort Environment
  • ACCESSing Education: The New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program
  • Not Losing the Vision: An Evidence Based Model for Success
  • Addressing a National Crisis: Transformative POWER Programming to Increase the Retention and Graduation Rates of Male Students of Color on College Campuses
  • Intentional Planning for “HOTS” and Increased Student Results
  • What do 3,000 Opportunity Program Students Need to Know to Succeed?: Creating and Measuring First-Year Learning Outcomes at the City University of New York
  • Social Justice, Education and Mathematics
4:30pm – 6:30pm State Meetings
6:30pm – 9:00pm Dinner on your own
9:00pm – 12:00am Networking/Hospitality

Thank you to our conference sponsors:


NEW April 25: Jhan Doughty Berry, Executive Director, Educational Testing Service (ETS) Princeton, New Jersey

As the Executive Director of Learning, Development & Diversity at Educational Testing Service, Berry is responsible for the strategic direction of the organizational design, learning, development and diversity areas within CLO. She is also a Senior Strategic Advisor for a federally-funded contract that provides educational assessments to students in 4, 8th and 12th grade across the country called the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
In the Summer of 2012, Berry launched five strategic initiatives that are part of the ETS Diversity Portfolio–the NAEP-Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), the NAEP-Summer Pre-Doctoral Research Experience (SPRE), the ETS-Princeton Internship Collaborative (EPIC) and the Testing, Evaluation, Assessment & Measurement (TEAM) Institute. In addition, the Summer Research Methods Institute at Howard University was launched to support training in psychometrics for students and faculty.
Prior to joining ETS in June of 2011, she worked in higher education for 10+ years with her most immediate role serving as the Senior Director for Institutional Diversity in the Office of the President and Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology & Psychology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Prior to her career in higher education, Berry worked for the State of Florida as the Supervisor of the School-to-Work Transition Program in Tampa where she was responsible for providing counseling services to adolescents with physical, psychological and hearing disabilities in the Hillsborough County Public School System. She also worked as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor providing counseling to adults with moderate to severe psychological disabilities.
She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Analytical Research from Xavier University of Louisiana, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Counselor Education with a Concentration in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Masters) and Clinical Psychology (Doctorate) from The Pennsylvania State University. She also completed an NIMH Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychiatry and Epidemiology and Public Health from the Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Berry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, married to Dr. Jamal I. Berry and has two children (Jayden-10 years and Julia-6 years).

April 23: Terrell L. Strayhorn, PhD to discuss student success, diversity issues

Dr. Terrell Lamont Strayhorn is Professor of Higher Education at The Ohio State University. The author of 10 books and more than 200 journal articles, book chapters, and other scholarly works, he is one of the nation’s leading experts on student success, diversity issues, and building inclusive workplaces and campuses where all people feel a sense of belonging.

As a public speaker, Terrell specializes in using edutainment—a smooth blend of research, stories, humor, and music to challenge, educate, inspire, and provoke audiences worldwide. His approach leaves people of all ages, races, and backgrounds, crying, laughing, thinking, and, most of all, compelled to act and #DoGoodWork.