This convening will support IMPACT program implementation by providing an opportunity for grantees to share emerging challenges and opportunities on campus projects. Participants will review data collected, communicate meaningful insights and address how COVID and virtual environments have affected their projects and institutional approaches.
Ensure attendance of a diverse group of practitioners and executives representing each institution, for rich context and discussion.
Connect campus professionals with experienced peers and experts to share best practices in the field and receive technical assistance in program evaluation.
Use data investigation techniques to promote innovative ideas and solutions for improving persistence and completion for underserved students and equitable outcomes for institutions.
Identify ways in which institutions can work collectively to contribute to Mississippi’s postsecondary attainment goals.
Ranked with the likes of Tim Cook and Bill and Melinda Gates on Fortune’s 2018 list of the world’s greatest leaders, Michael Sorrell transformed struggling Paul Quinn College in Dallas into one of the most innovative colleges in America. An attorney and former White House staffer, Sorrell brought a bold new vision to Paul Quinn, focusing on academic rigor, experiential learning and entrepreneurship. He also pioneered what he named the “urban work college model,” based on Paul Quinn’s dramatic success. Inspiring, straight-talking, and with a compelling and hopeful story to tell, Sorrell received a standing ovation at SXSW Education for his dynamic delivery and groundbreaking approaches to reinventing the future of American higher education.