223 College Promise Campaign: Investing in America's Future

Tuesday, July 12, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Virginia Suite (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Leadership/Manager's Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
On September 9, 2015, the College Promise Campaign was launched. Designed to build widespread awareness, support and evidence, the campaign is completing its first year of a three-year plan to make a college education free for students, starting with community colleges. The campaign’s initial goal is for students to make active progress to complete a one-year certificate, a two-year degree and/or university transfer without assuming burdensome debt. To date, more than 130 College Promise programs have evolved in local communities and states across our nation. This session will address the importance of this initiative, its challenges and opportunities.
Justin Draeger (NASFAA)
Martha Kanter (College Promise Campaign)
Michael Nettles (ETS)
Andrea Levere (Corporation for Enterprise Development)