REGISTRATION OPEN: 2023 Student Success Initiative Symposium
January 11, 2023 1:47 PM

We are happy to announce registration for the 2023 Student Success Initiative Symposium on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at the Illini Union is open!

Register now and you will join Interim Provost William Bernhard and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Danita M. Brown Young along with your colleagues to 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.

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There is a great deal of outstanding work conducted across campus to foster student success and will want to hear about it! The deadline for registration is February 2, 2023.


About the Keynote Speaker

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‚Äôs 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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