Academics, Wellness, College Life and Career Readiness: Breaking Down Barriers to Student Success

Explore transformative programs aimed at breaking down barriers to student success.

Join guest speakers Gary L. Brown, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Success, Well-Being and Belonging at Hollins University, and Angela Stowe, Ph.D., Director of Student Counseling Services and Chair of the Suicide Prevention Leadership and Implementation Team at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, for a live and interactive webcast that highlights transformative programs, interventions and practices aimed at breaking down barriers to student success.

Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty and Melissa Ezarik will lead engaging case studies, an expert panel discussion and live audience Q&A, exploring real-world initiatives that tackle obstacles to success across multiple dimensions – in areas such as academic achievement, wellness, college life and career readiness – to help students persist in their studies, prioritize their wellness and excel both personally and professionally.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Differences in how students and higher ed professionals define and measure "student success" and ways to bridge the gap
  • Types of courses, peer-led supports and faculty training that institutions have implemented to encourage student wellness, resilience and belonging
  • University-sponsored festivals and events that offer experiential learning and professional development opportunities geared towards students to launch them into their careers
  • What institutions can do to help students find a professional mentor


To get the most out of the webcast, download and explore the booklet.