For a long time, colleges have tried to create environments conducive to student belonging, asking: how can we develop bonds with our students and create a community that can support their success? Traditionally, this took on the form of in-person interactions like campus-wide events and one-on-one advising appointments.

More recently, shifts in student expectations are pushing campuses to adopt programs and technologies that align more closely with experiences that bridge the gap between physical and digital. The key to attracting new students (and keeping them enrolled), unsurprisingly, is leaning further into a student-first philosophy.

Join us and listen to our panel of college leaders discuss how they’re creating the best experience for their students. From experimenting with the ways through which they communicate with students—even before they’re admitted—to formulating a more tailored pedagogy, learn what campus leaders are doing to create a student-centered college experience.


Alex Kafka

Senior Editor
The Chronicle of Higher Education


Jordyn Lamker

University of St. Thomas

Russell Lowery-Hart

Amarillo College

Lemisia Adams

Student and Success Coach
Amarillo College

Jalyn Hall

University of St. Thomas

Rob Vischer

University of St. Thomas


Michael Marshall

Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and Communication
Bellarmine University


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Thursday, June 22, 2023