Michael Sorrell and David Kirp to Keynote EmpowerED20—The Student Financial Success Conference

October 21, 2019

EmpowerED20—The Student Financial Success conference is on the horizon, running March 3-5 in Tempe, Arizona. Nearly 3 million students drop out of higher education every year due to financial reasons. 40% of those accepted into college fail to enroll. The implications for institutions, students, and society are monumental. Ed tech innovators, higher education leaders, and industry insiders join forces at EmpowerED collaborating on new ways to drive student financial success—a crucial component of student success.

Just Announced: EmpowerED 2020 Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers Michael J. Sorrell, Ed.D. and David Kirp set the tone for this year’s event:

Michael J. Sorrell, Ed.D. President of historic Paul Quinn College, Sorrell is behind the institution’s recent transformation. With a mission to end poverty and a rallying cry of “WE over me,” Sorrell bolstered admissions standards, stepped up recruitment, demolished abandoned buildings on campus, and in partnership with PepsiCo, turned the football field into an organic farm that feeds the neighborhood and the Dallas Cowboys. Read his full biography here.

David Kirp. Author of The College Dropout Scandal and professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, David Kirp is a highly regarded and influential figure in education policy. With a core message of prioritizing student success, Kirp believes in closing the opportunity gap for poor and minority students. Read his full biography here.

Submit Your Session CFP By Nov. 15, 2019

Ready to add your game changing idea to the discussion? EmpowerED conference organizers are currently accepting inspiring presentation proposals about student financial success. Student financial success is a strategic imperative for all higher education institutions. The financial aid process is hard, comprehension of the gravity of financial commitment is low, and debt without a degree is on the rise. These are completely solvable issues. So, what would YOU change? And how? Learn more about our tracks, requirements, and submissions guidelines here

Student Financial Success Starts with You

EmpowerED is where the doers go. It’s where everyone rolls up their sleeves and gets down to the business of ensuring that every single student has a clear path to the life-changing opportunity of a higher education—and clear understanding of what it costs. It’s where student financial success starts.

Learn more & register for EmpowerED 2020 >

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