Improving Educational Outcomes for Men of Color Symposium

Over the last decade, two-year institutions have seen a steep decline in student enrollment rates, which has been exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decline in enrollment is especially significant among men of color. Between fall 2019 and fall 2021 Indigenous men in community colleges experienced a 25.6% decline in enrollment, followed by Black men at a rate of 23.5%.

The Improving Educational Outcomes for Men of Color Symposium will explore underlying factors driving these trends, as well as successful strategies to best support men of color that are already working in the field. Panelists will share how to scale those strategies on other campuses to increase enrollment and retention rates for men of color nationally.

The Symposium will take place Wednesday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET as a pre-Leadership Congress event and is only open to Leadership Congress attendees.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT: Increasing the Enrollment, Retention & Success of Men in Color in Community Colleges: A Framework for Policy and Institutional Responsibility

Symposium Details

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET


Congressman Adriano Espaillat

House Committee on Education and Labor & Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investments

Dr. Frank Harris III

Professor & Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab at San Diego State University

Dr. J. Luke Wood

Vice President of Student Affairs & Campus Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer at San Diego State University

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