The Power of the Network

  • 1 Hour | Thursday, July 30, at 2PM ET/11AM PT

Collaborating to Support Stopout Students During COVID-19

More than 36 million Americans​ have attended college but have not finished their intended degree, creating a completion crisis with massive implications for social and economic mobility. Since workers without degrees are often the most likely to lose their jobs during economic downturns — and the last to be hired in an upswing — college completion is likely to have an outsized employment impact during the economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Making matters worse is the reality that for many students with some college and no degree, their original institution is no longer a fit, often due to a host of reasons including geography and program offerings. To address this challenge, a new first-of-its-kind initiative, known as the ReUp Network, will enable students to complete their degree from one of 300 academic programs at more than a dozen partner institutions — regardless of where they began their college studies. 

This conversation will bring together institutional leaders and analysts to discuss the role of the Network model in helping stopout students navigate the challenges posed by the pandemic.


The webinar is presented by:

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Dawn Gerrain

Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Excelsior College

Michael Tew

Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Programming and Services, Eastern Michigan University

Omari Burnside

Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Practice, NASPA

Marshall Anthony Jr.

Senior Policy Analyst, Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress