Many colleges have pledged to support first-generation students. What does it take to do that from the president’s viewpoint?
Join Chronicle senior editor, Alex C. Kafka as he talks with a unique group of college presidents – those who were the first in their own families to attend college. The session, which will be co-hosted by Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will offer a wide-ranging discussion of leadership experiences and how they relate to today’s students. Topics will include:
- The leaders’ perspectives on overcoming social and academic obstacles and building personal resilience
- The role of the college president in supporting first-generation students
- Comparing the changing experiences of college students