Thursday April 7, 11:15 am  – 12:15 pm  
Track 1: Quality
Track 2: Equality & Opportunity
Track 4: Affordability
Track 5: Visibility
Julie Stein
Project Manager, Educational Effectiveness
California State University, East Bay
Contextualized Preprofessional Health Pathway

Clovis Community College, Fresno State University, and California Health Sciences University collaborated to help local students pursue healthcare careers by providing a relatively affordable pipeline from 9th grade into a doctor of pharmacy program. The ultimate goal is to ensure that local talent "stays local” to provide healthcare to underserved central California communities.

Wendy Duncan
Senior Academic VP and Provost
California Health Sciences University
Lynnette Zelezny
California State University Fresno
Deborah Ikeda
Clovis Community College
Accessibility and Beyond: Supporting Historically Underserved Populations

Our institution seeks to provide access to underserved student populations and to further support students through peer-mentoring and a Master’s degree bridge program. We will recount the increased progression of students in the mentoring program, and how Master’s degree bridge program participation was linked to improved Master’s degree performance.

Amy Garczynski
Quantitative Research Specialist
Ashford University
Steve Nettles
AVP of Institutional Effectiveness
Ashford University
Partnerships and the Public Good

Notre Dame de Namur University and Mission College describe a partnership that creates opportunities for bachelor completion while supporting human services organizations. Administrators from each will explain the program’s affordability, while a diverse panel of students and alumni share outcomes from ambitious capstone projects that contribute to the public good.

Therese Madden
Program Director/Associate Professor
Notre Dame de Namur University
Susan Monahan
Director, Transfer Center
Mission College