The 3rd Annual Florida College Access and Success Summit is right around the corner! Come join us and other Florida leaders, educators and practitioners representing K-12, higher education, nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and government from across the state who are working to dramatically increase college access and success for all students.
The theme for this year’s summit, The New Normal: Partnering for College Success, recognizes an important trend – communities throughout Florida coming together to increase educational attainment through data-driven, dynamic networks and partnerships equipped to tackle the multidimensional challenges that Florida students face. During the day-long event, those in attendance will hear from experts addressing these challenges as well as many other issues critical to moving the needle on degree attainment.
Summit speakers and moderators include (in alphabetical order):
Kasongo Butler, Vice Chancellor for Public Policy and External Affairs, Florida Department of Education, Division of Florida Colleges
Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Mary Chance, President, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
Greg Darnieder, Senior Advisor to Secretary of Education on College Access, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. James Dewey, Director of Economic Analysis, Florida Polytechnic University
Niurka Ferrer, Director, Transitions Planning, Valencia College
Wilhemina Ford, Executive Director YMCA Teen Achievers, YMCA of Central Florida
Alayna Herr, Community Manager, MoveED.org
Dr. Jan Ignash, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, State University System of Florida
Ray Larsen, Vice President for Collective Impact, Heart of Florida United Way
Sen. John Legg, Florida Senate and Chair, Senate Education Committee
Denise Lawson, Senior Associate, College Measures
Paul J. Luna, President & CEO, Helios Education Foundation
Araseli Martinez-Peña, District Bilingual School Counselor, Hillsborough County Public Schools
Laurie Meggesin, Executive Director, Florida College Access Network
Dr. Scott Parke, Vice Chancellor for Research, Florida Department of Education, Division of Florida Colleges
T. Nicole Washington, State Policy Consultant, Lumina Foundation
Duane Whitfield, Government Analyst, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Rosa Zamora, Partnership Director, MoveED.org
…as well as a special student panel to address some of the obstacles facing college students today!
There’s still time to register, so visit the summit registration to join us in Tampa on October 16th with a welcome reception the night before. Follow Florida CAN at @GOAL2025Florida or hashtag #FCAN2014 for summit updates. We hope to see you next week!