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2017 College Changes Everything® Conference

from Illinois Student Assistance Commission

July 20 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Illinois

CCE 2017: Equity in College and Career Readiness Initiatives — Ensuring That All Students Are Equipped for Success


Keynote Speaker
We're pleased to announce our conference keynote speaker, Dr. Kyle A. Reyes, Special Assistant to the President for Inclusion at Utah Valley University (UVU). In his current role as UVU's Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Reyes leads UVU's Strategic Inclusion plan comprised of nearly 40 initiatives focused on making UVU a more inclusive and equitable campus. Dr. Reyes is also an Assistant Professor of Education at UVU and teaches courses in Multicultural Education, ESL Methods and Family & Community Partnerships. His research focuses on conditions for underrepresented student success throughout P-20 educational institutions. He is in his 15th year at UVU and has spent the majority of his career in programs and services for underserved students. Dr. Reyes will deliver remarks regarding developing the lenses to champion all students, as well as a breakout session on effective collaboration for equity — family and community partnerships.

Preliminary Agenda
The agenda for the 2017 College Changes Everything® conference is still being finalized, but a preliminary agenda is now available on the conference website. The agenda contains the conference schedule as it stands currently, and as such is subject to change. We will post an announcement when the finalized agenda is set and available for viewing and download.

Conference registration is $40.00, and only credit card payments are accepted. Space is limited and fills quickly — Register now! More information about the conference is available on the conference website. Please share this e-Message with your colleagues so they can register, too.

Stay tuned for further updates regarding the 2017 conference! See you in Tinley Park!

2017 College Changes Everything Conference Planning Committee
  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Advance Illinois
  • Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
  • Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
  • Generations Serving Generations
  • ACT Now
  • Women Employed
The College Changes Everything® Conference is sponsored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. more


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