SAVE THE DATE & CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2023 Student Success Initiative Symposium
October 28, 2022 3:40 PM

Please mark your calendars to join Interim Provost William Bernhard and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Danita M. Brown Young at the 2023 Student Success Initiative Symposium on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at the Illini Union.

Participate in the ongoing discussion about what our campus is doing and will do to bolster retention and graduation rates, close equity gaps, and enhance the Illinois experience.

Don't miss this chance to engage with other faculty, staff, and students to think critically about undergraduate success and to identify strengths, gaps, and priorities for our university.


Call for Proposals

There is a great deal of outstanding work conducted across campus to foster student success and we want to hear about it! Review the proposal submission guidelinesThe deadline for submitting your program proposal is November 28, 2022.

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We are excited to bring James K. Winfield, Ed.D., Associate Dean for First Year Experience, General Education, & Retention Strategies at Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Campus to be our Keynote Speaker for the Student Success Initiative Symposium. 

Dr. Winfield's portfolio includes the implementation of holistic strategies and programs to improve the communication, orientation, and retention efforts for first-year students along with developing policies and processes that support the general education experience of global campus students. Winfield, a proud first-gen student and advocate, previously served as the inaugural director of student retention at Benedict College, where he led the implementation of centralized peer tutoring, first-year programs, and academic recovery efforts. Read more about Dr. Winfield.

Additional details about the symposium schedule will be shared as they become available.

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