The Summit

We are excited to officially announce the Governor’s Higher Education Equity Summit, which will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia at the William & Mary School of Education on April 27th and 28th, 2020. At this summit, we will bring together institutional leaders from across campuses to discuss how to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion on campuses throughout Virginia.

Summit attendees will learn about Virginia’s statewide strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Janice Underwood, the Commonwealth’s first Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is developing this inaugural plan.

The summit will also supply institutions with a framework for the development of action plans to (1) create more inclusive campus communities to promote student and faculty diversity and retention, (2) improve credential attainment rates, especially for 25-44 year olds, and (3) meet the basic needs of students by addressing food, housing, childcare, and transportation insecurities. We will do this by providing thought provoking speakers, spaces for intentional dialogue, and opportunities for collaboration.

The Governor’s Higher Education Equity Summit will be the first of two events, with a second summit planned for 2021. At the 2021 summit, institutions will report progress made on action plan implementation. 

These summits are supported by the two-year Talent, Innovation and Equity (TIE) grant Virginia received from the Lumina Foundation in late 2019. The grant is designed to help increase degree attainment for African American, Latinx and American Indian populations, aged 25-44 by 5 percentage points over the next four years.
 

Registration is Now Open!

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4-Year Public Institution Registration

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Thank you for registering your team for the Governor's Higher Education Equity Summit. On or before March 20th, each team member will receive an email with information about lodging, parking, meals, and the Summit agenda. This email will also include a form that will collect information on each member's dietary and parking needs.

2-Year Public Institution Registration

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Private Institution Registration

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State Government Registration

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Thank You!

Thank you for registering for the Governor's Higher Education Equity Summit. On or before March 20th, you will receive an email with information about lodging, parking, meals, and the Summit agenda. This email will also include a form that will collect information on each attendee's dietary and parking needs.