Student Success E-Forum: Virtual Higher Education Conference

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While it is important to keep up with the ever-changing world of higher education, it can be costly to attend the various conferences focused on specific student success topics. This unique professional development opportunity is totally free of charge, and because it is a virtual event, there is no traveling involved! You’ll hear from some of higher education’s most innovative leaders about important topics impacting student success and how your institution can better prepare your students for the future.


Our distinguished speakers:

James Kvaal speaking at the Student Success E-Forum

James Kvaal

President of the Institute for College Access & Success


Barmak Nassirian is presenting at the Student Success E-Forum

Barmak Nassirian

Director of Federal Relations & Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities


Pranav Kothari presenter at Student Connections Student Success E-Forum

Pranav Kothari

Founder & CEO of Revolution Impact, LLC


Marybeth Gasman Student Connections Student Success E-Forum speaker

Marybeth Gasman

Judy & Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education


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Raymond Nault Jr.

Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, University of Miami (FL)


E-Forum Agenda:

One great thing about a virtual conference is you have the flexibility to attend as much of the conference as your schedule will permit. Have a last minute meeting pop up during an afternoon session? No problem, we’ll have the recording ready for you to watch after the conference.

  • 9:00 a.m. (ET) – Welcome and Logistics – Craig P. Anderson, President of Student Connections
  • 9:15 a.m. (ET) – Measuring Student Success – Pranav Kothari
  • 10:30 a.m. (ET) – Student Success at University of Miami – Raymond Nault Jr.
  • 11:45 a.m. (ET) – Keynote: Student Loan Crisis? – James Kvaal
  • 1:00 p.m. (ET) – Increasing Success for Underserved Populations – Marybeth Gasman
  • 2:25 p.m. (ET) – Panel Discussion: The Future of Higher Education – Barmak Nassirian
  • 3:30 p.m. (ET) – Closing Session and Takeaways

Frequently asked questions:

When is the Student Success E-Forum?

The event will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET).

Why should I attend the Student Success E-Forum?

Student success is a topic on the forefront of the Higher Education industry. With so many questions regarding how to define and implement student success, it is vital that industry professionals have a place to hear how to implement best practices on their own campuses. Conferences and forums are necessary to interact with a large amount of people in the industry at one location. However, it is often difficult to be away from the office for several days as locations for conferences spread across the country. As a result of this challenge, we’ve combined the necessity for an industry conference with the accessibility of participating from one’s own office or home.

How much does it cost to attend?

The Student Success E-Forum is an entirely free event.

Where will the event take place?

This event is a completely virtual event. Upon registering, you will be provided with further instructions on accessing the sessions on the day of the e-forum.

What happens if I am unable to attend or miss a session?

All who register for the Student Success E-Forum will receive post-event access to recordings of all sessions.

Who should I contact with questions?

Please email the Student Connections team at will any questions, comments or concerns.