Featured Session Luncheon: The Changing Face of Higher Education

  • Tuesday, August 01
  • 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 200
  • SK


Michele Norris

Ruben Rivera

Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Professor of History

Bethel University

St. Paul, Minnesota

Ashish Vaidya

Interim President

St. Cloud State University

St Cloud, Minnesota


At a time when the United States is facing a historic demographic shift and a majority of K-12 public school students nationwide are students of color, college completion rates for African-Americans and Hispanics remain considerably lower than those for Caucasians or Asian-Americans. With these trends in mind, panelists will examine the future of higher education. Will the very idea of college change? What kind of degree will the jobs of the future require? And, as demographic changes continue to redefine this nation, what does the future of postsecondary education look like from enrollment to completion?