From the Executive Director
We are pleased to announce exciting developments for the USU/CEO 2017 Summer Meeting.
We have a wonderful pre-conference excursion.
On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm registrants can enjoy a tour, reception, and dinner at the CNN World Headquarters. Click here to sign up by using your email address and registration confirmation The RSVP deadline is June 30, 2017.
We’ve added a tour of Georgia State Advising Center.
Curious about the Georgia State Student Success Model? We’ve got our own tour of GSU’s Advising Center, scheduled at 12:30 pm on Friday, July 21, 2017.
We’ve confirmed the following speakers.
- Dr. John C. Cavanaugh, President and CEO of Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
- Dr. Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston
- Dr. Quincy Byrdsong, Vice President for Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Augusta University
- Dr. Tim Renick, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success and Vice Provost, Georgia State University
- Dr. Mary Ann Villarreal, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, California State University, Fullerton
We have an Amazing Reception Venue.
The Thursday evening reception will be held at Georgia State University Stadium, the former Turner Field.
Register now for this dynamic conference!
Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership, and Transformation of the Health Workforce), a partnership initiative of the AAMC, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, will be launching a new interactive, web-based toolkit to help university leaders measure efforts to build a diverse, culturally competent health and scientific workforce on June 26, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. This webinar will introduce the toolkit, highlight the importance of measuring progress toward health workforce outcomes, and describe how institutional leaders can use the toolkit to inform strategic action planning to advance health equity.
Also, USU and APLU recently announced all 12 winners of the Collaborative Opportunity Grant (COG). The COG is designed to support new or emerging innovations that transform institutional practices, programs, policies, and culture to improve student success. The project’s principal goals are to identify emerging innovative practices that improve student success while supporting collaboration between public universities and external organizations that lead to meaningful and sustained change. All projects in the COG program must be a collaboration between a public university and an external organization such as another university, community colleges, school districts or local governments.
Finally, it is with sadness and joy that I must announce that Julia Michaels is leaving APLU to assume the position of Assistant Director for Best Practices and Strategic Initiatives at the Council of Graduate Schools. Her last day in office was May 31, 2017.
Julia’s contribution to the growth of USU, the Urban Office, and APLU’s student success work has been incalculable. Not only has she made every project and effort she touched stronger, deeper and more thoughtful (and better organized), she has been a joy to work with, a valued colleague and an exceptional person. I’ve never seen Julia not lend a hand or not volunteer a hand. Her passion for, and commitment to, our shared mission has helped advance all our efforts forward. We are better for her having been a part of our organization and our work.
We wish her only the best in the next leg of her career and her journey. We will miss her but since she is moving to one of our partner organizations, I know we will continue to work together. Just differently.