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LVAIC Aids the Under-Resourced Student

February 12, 2018, @ 8:00 AM

On Tuesday, February 6 at Cedar Crest College, LVAIC held a workshop on the under-resourced student and understanding how to better serve their needs on campus. This presentation was given by Mary-Alice Ozechoski, Vice President of Student Affairs and Traditional Enrollment at Cedar Crest, and it covered demographic background on family incomes and enrollment rates nationwide.

The focus of the workshop was to educate student affairs professionals across the LVAIC community regarding the challenges of engaging underserved populations; Ozechoski offered examples and ideas for implementing plans to serve these students on LVAIC campuses beyond Cedar Crest. Some of these initiatives included offering free shuttles to major airports for easier public transportation access, keeping resident halls open over break, and collaborating with institutional advancement to share these students’ stories. The full Under-Resourced Student presentation is available here.

The LVAIC Student Affairs Professional Development Series has just begun this academic year, and this is the third of four sessions, with rotating topics around the needs of Student Affairs professionals. The final event in this year’s Series will take place on Thursday, April 19 at Lehigh University on the topic of Town-Gown Relationships. More information is available here at the event page.