Serving Adult Learners: An Equity Imperative

Mar 7, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Despite its stodgy reputation, American higher education has shown a remarkable knack for adaptation, evolving to meet the needs of shifting demographics many times over. Colleges are now working to reorient themselves around the needs of a generation of adult learners that’s more diverse in age, race, income, and profession than any in history. Four presidents discuss how this is not just a practical and financial necessity for colleges: it represents a social justice and equity imperative.

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Gregory Fowler

University of Maryland Global Campus

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Paul Leblanc

Southern New Hampshire University

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Eloy Oakley

College Futures Foundation

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Courtney Roberts

Ivy Tech Foundation