U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing on the Effect that College Access, Persistence and Completion Rates Have on the Socio-Economic Mobility of Minorities

May 20, 2015, 06:00 ET from U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will examine how access to and persistence through completion of higher education may have a disparate impact on the socioeconomic mobility of minorities. The Commission will also be examining in detail the barriers that minorities face in accessing higher education.

WHAT: Briefing on the Effect that College Access, Persistence, and Completion Rates Have on the Socio-Economic Mobility of Minorities

WHEN: May 28, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
May 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET

WHERE: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20425 (Entrance on F Street NW)  



Opening Remarks:  11:00 a.m.―11:30 a.m.

Panel I11:30 a.m. ―12:00 p.m. – Financial Funding Formula Expert

  • Dr. F. King Alexander, Louisiana State University

Lunch Break:   12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.

Panel II: 1:00 p.m.―2:45 p.m. – Federal Government Officials

  • Dan Weinberg, Ph.D., Census Bureau
  • Dr. John Gawalt, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Tashe Inniss, National Science Foundation
  • Valeria Carranza, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Break:   2:45 p.m.3:00 p.m.

Panel III: 3:00 p.m.―4:30 p.m. – Socio-Economic Mobility and Family Structure I

  • Fabian T. Pfeffer, University of Michigan
  • Roger Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity
  • Diana Elliott, Pew Trusts
  • Dr. William Flores, University of Houston-Downtown, The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Deborah Santiago, Excelencia in Education

Panel IV: 4:30 p.m. ―6:00 p.m. - Socio-Economic Mobility and Family Structure II

  • Kati Haycock, The Education Trust
  • Rita Pin Ahrens, Southeast Asian Resource Action Center
  • Stephan Thernstrom, Harvard University
  • Leticia Bustillos, Ph.D, National Council of La Raza


Opening Remarks  9:00 a.m.―9:10 a.m.

Panel I9:10 a.m. ―10:30 a.m. – Federal Government Officials

  • Professor Stella Flores, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Peggy Carr, US Department of Education
  • Dr. James T. Minor, US Department of Education

Panel II: 10:30 a.m.―12:00 p.m. – University System Heads

  • Dr. Timothy P. White, The California State University
  • William E. Kirwan, Ph.D., University System of Maryland
  • Dean Scott Miller, University of Virginia
  • Dean Maurice Apprey, University of Virginia
  • Vijay Pendakur, Cal State- Fullerton
  • Dr. Darrick Hamilton, New School of Public Affairs

Lunch Break―12:00 p.m.―1:00 p.m.

Panel III: 1:00 p.m.―2:30 p.m. – Scholars I

  • Neal McCluskey, CATO Institute for Economic Freedom
  • Ron Haskins, Brookings Institute
  • Michelle Siqueiros, The Campaign for College Opportunity
  • Anne Neal, American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Break―2:30 p.m.―2:45 p.m.

Panel IV: 2:45 p.m. ―4:15 p.m. – Scholars II

  • Megan McClean, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Richard Vedder, Center for College Affordability and Productivity
  • Elizabeth Baylor, Center for American Progress
  • Victor Goode, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Deaf or hearing-impaired persons who require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pam Dunston at (202) 376-8105.                                               

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (http://www.usccr.gov) is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters.

Contact: Lenore Ostrowsky
Acting Chief, Public Affairs
(202) 376-8591


SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights