Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Hidden in Plain Sight: Part-Time College Students in America
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Hidden in Plain Sight: Part-Time College Students in America

Washington, D.C. – All too often, the national conversation about how to improve higher education access and success has overlooked the 4 in 10 students enrolled in college part-time. Part-time students—who are disproportionately older, working full-time, and caring for dependents—face very low odds of graduating from college. Although their population is growing, institutions and researchers know relatively little about how to help them succeed. On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation and panel to consider how advocates, policymakers, and institutional leaders can better address the unique challenges faced by part-time students.

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A conversation with:

Missy Antonio, student, Community College of Baltimore County

Savonna Ward, student, Trinity Washington University

Moderated by:
Marcella Bombardieri, senior policy analyst, Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:

Johari A. Barnes, director of academic support, Community College of Baltimore County

Neal Holly, assistant director, Postsecondary and Workforce Development Institute, Education Commission of the States

Juan Salgado, chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

Karen A. Stout, president and CEO, Achieving the Dream Inc.


Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW
10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Kyle Epstein at [email protected] or 202.481.8137.