Yearly Archives: 2011

What were you doing before you came to the National Forum? I was working as a program specialist at the Office of New Student Programs at U of M. Prior to that, I was working on my M.A. in Student Affairs at Michigan State University. What made you decide to come to the University of […]

What were you doing before coming to the University of Michigan? I was working as Associate Dean at Santa Ana College; I was supervising six different program areas: EOPS, CARE, Cal WORKs, YESS (for emancipated foster youth), SAC Tutorial Learning Center, and Study Skills. Why did you decide to elect your current program of study? […]

On Thursday evening, December 8, 2011, the National Forum joined the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan for the third in a three part series examining public education.  The focus of the third panel was public education for the higher good. The distinguished eight-member panel was moderated by Dr. John Burkhardt, director of the […]

What were you doing before you came to the University of Michigan? I worked as an admissions officer and Latino student recruiter for my alma mater, Duke University. Why did you decide to elect higher education for your area of study? I wanted to learn more about how colleges and universities run, how students develop, […]

On Thursday evening, November 17, 2011, the National Forum joined the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan for the second in a three part series examining public education.  Tonight’s focus was on higher education, and gave special consideration to the challenges and opportunities faced by institutions of public higher education in the state of […]

On Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15, the National Forum hosted visitors from the Center for Irish Programs, from the Irish Institute at Boston College.  Hosted by Robert Mauro, Ph.D., director of the Irish Institute, and Ellen Brennan, assistant director, a dozen officials from Irish institutions of higher education came for a visit to […]

Where are you from originally? I was born in Virginia, but I am liking Michigan a bit more everyday. What is one thing you are interested in regards to higher education? I am interested in learning about other people, what they are doing, what they want to be doing, and how they plan to eventually […]

Panelists: Dilip Das, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Susan M. Dynarski, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Associate Professor of Education, School of Education Betty Overton-Adkins, Provost, Spring Arbor University John J.H. “Joe” Schwarz, Visiting Lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and former Michigan […]

Title: Reconciling Federal, State, and Institutional Policies Determining Educational Access for Immigrant and Undocumented StudentsLocation: ASHE Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, Westin Hotel 212 ABLink out: Click hereDescription: The Forum’s Lara Kovacheff Badke, Noe Ortega, Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, and Chris Nellum present at ASHE 2011.Start Time: 12:45Date: 2011-11-17End Time: 14:00

Title: An Examination of Community Colleges’ Policies and Practices Related to Access for Undocumented Immigrant StudentsLocation: ASHE Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, Westin Hotel 211 ABLink out: Click hereDescription: The Forum’s Joanna Frye and Kimberly Reyes present at the 2011 ASHE Conference.Start Time: 9:15Date: 2011-11-18End Time: 10:30