Purpose of the Summit

The purpose of the Summit is to provide opportunities for representatives of all groups concerned about the persistence of African American students in higher education to come together to: address the problem of retention of African American students in colleges and universities, celebrate successful retention programs in higher education, and propose action plans to increase the persistence of African American students in higher education.

Who Should Attend the Summit
The Summit will address concerns of the following groups: educators at all levels, including college and university presidents, school superintendents, professors, teachers, administrators, and staff, college students, legislators involved in educational policymaking, business, industry, and government agency leaders interested in increasing the pool of African American college graduates, and parents of students at all levels.

Time and Location of the Summit
The Summit will be held from March 13-15, 2014 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland.