Community Leaders Commit
to Greater Student Success at Advising and Completion Summit
The Alamo Colleges hosted 520 community leaders and educators at the Alamo Area College Access and Completion Summit on November 5. This first-of-its-kind event focused on forging pathways among P-12 ISD's and counselors, college and university advisors, community-based organizations, community leaders, and university administrators. The keynote speaker, Dr. Charlie Nutt, executive director of the National Academic Advising Association, spoke on "The Criticality of Advising in Student Success." Plenary topics addressed the critical role of advising and collaborative pathways from PK through employer in promoting greater student success outcomes.
The summit offered an opportunity for senior educational and community leaders to come together to identify and begin to address gaps in student pathways. A leadership commitment statement was signed by community leaders including: Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie; Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman Joe Krier; Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff; Peter John Holt, senior vice president, HOLT CAT; Kate Rogers, vice presdient of corporate communications and engagement, H-E-B; Molly Cox, president and CEO, SA 2020; and Dr. Diane Melby, president, Our Lady of the Lake University.
The Summit Leadership Consortium will compile the feedback, input, and recommendations gathered at the summit and prepare a report to be shared with participants and community leaders delineating the next steps to be taken based on a collective impact framework model.