CONFERENCE AGENDAWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019ABSTRACT - PAGE 5Pre-Conference Workshops - 5th Floor7:00 AMRegistration Table Open 5th Floor Lobby7:30 AMBreakfast 5th Floor Gallery8:30 AM - Catalyzing Student Success at Minority-Serving Institutions Room 5014:30 PM Moderators: David Yarlott, President, Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency, MTJeff Fox, President, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, IDBecoming a Student Ready College: Shifting Mindsets and Challenging NormsTia Brown McNair, Vice President in the office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success,American Association of Colleges and Universities, Washington, DCDevelopmental Relationships: Five Elements for Creating Formative ConnectionsJessica Taylor, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Development,Multnomah University, Portland, ORAn Asset-Based Approach to Bridging the Graduation and Opportunity Gap forLatino StudentsJose Enriquez, Executive Director, Latinos in Action, Sandy, UTCésar Pérez, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, IDBuilding Long-Term Sustainability to Catalyze Student SuccessDan Peterson, Vice President for Development & President, UW Foundation, Seattle, WATomitha Blake, Assistant Vice Provost for Advancement, Academic & Student Affairs,University of Washington, Seattle, WAABSTRACT - PAGE 5David Iyall, Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, University of Washington,Seattle, WA8:30 AM - NWCCU Retention, Completion, and Student Success Academy Room 5024:30 PMModerator: Mac Powell, Senior Vice President, NWCCU, Redmond, WA Michael Anthony Baston, President, Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY Heather Bennett, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness & ResourceDevelopment, Everett Community College, Everett, WA Elizabeth Cox-Brand, Executive Director, Oregon Student Success Center,Oregon Community College Association, Salem, OR Shauna Davis, Executive Director of Holistic Student Supports at Achieving theDream, Inc., Portland, OR1

Drew Koch, President & Chief Operating Officer, Gardner Institute, Mills River, NCABSTRACT - PAGE 5 Kristi Wellington-Baker, Director of the Student Success Center, Washington State Boardfor Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia, WA8:30 AM - 2020 ERs and Standards: ALOs and Chairs Elwha Room4:30 PM Presenters: Pamela Goad, Senior Vice President, NWCCULes Steele, Senior Vice President, NWCCULes Steele and Pamela Goad introduce NWCCU’s newly adopted 2020 Eligibility Requirementsand Standards with a purposeful discussion of new focus in the 2020 Standards and thefew specific areas that are no longer required. In addition, the logistics for the new process ofevaluation will be discussed accompanied by presentations by guest speakers who will besharing best practices for managing change and writing a coherent report. Angie Girard, Director of Accreditation and Strategic Planning Services, Pacific NorthwestUniversity of Health and Sciences, Yakima, WA Clarissa Wolfe, Director of Organizational Change Management, Yakima Valley College,Yakima, WA12:00 PMDistinguished Lecture Luncheon Elwha RoomThe Equity Imperative for Higher EducationDebra Bragg, Director of Community College Research Initiative, University ofWashington, Seattle, WA1:30 4:30 PMPresident’s Session Quinault RoomNWCCU’s Workshop for Presidents, Chancellors, CEOs, Board Chairs,Commissioners, and State Regulatory Agency RepresentativesModerator: Sonny Ramaswamy, President, NWCCUAccreditation 101, NWCCU’s New Standards, and DuesSonny Ramaswamy, President, NWCCUEmergency PreparednessTony Callisto, Senior Vice President and Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Syracuse University,Syracuse, NYCybersecuritySean Hoar, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Seattle, WANews from Washington DC: The Good, the Bad, and the UglyTerry Hartle, Senior Vice President, American Council on Education, Washington DC1:30 4:30 PMChair Training Workshop Room 5055:00 PMReception 5th Floor Gallery2

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 20192019 Annual Conference - Columbia Ballroom - 3rd Floor7:00 AMRegistration Table Open Columbia Ballroom Lobby7:30 AMBreakfast Columbia Ballroom8:15 AMWelcome and Conference Kickoff Columbia BallroomSonny Ramaswamy, President, NWCCUWelcome from the office of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and ProclamationErica Johnson, Education & Youth Policy Advisor, Office of Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle, WAPlenary Session 1 Moderator: Sonny Ramaswamy, President, NWCCU8:45 AMThe Problem-Solving GenerationJaime Casap, Educational Evangelist at Google, Phoenix, AZ9:30 AMUpdates from our Nation’s CapitolDiane Auer-Jones, Principal Deputy Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education,Washington, DC10:00 AM Break10:30 AM Developing the Skills to Prepare for Pipeline Demands in the Future WorkforceMehmood Khan, CEO, Life Biosciences, Boston, MA11:15 AMEngagement as the Key to Student SuccessJames Clements, President, Clemson University, Clemson, SC12:00 PM Beacon Awards Luncheon Columbia BallroomModerator: Thayne McCulloh, President, Gonzaga University and NWCCU Board Chair,Spokane, WAPlenary Session 2 Moderator: Sonny Ramaswamy, President, NWCCU1:30 PMExploring Five Scenarios for the Future of EducationMaria Spies, Managing Director, HolonIQ, Iowa City, IA2:15 PMDemographics Are Not Destiny: How to Eliminate Equity Gaps.The Experience at Georgia State UniversityTimothy Renick, Senior Vice President for Student Success, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA3:00 PMBreak3:30 PMCloud Computing for Higher EducationAndrew Ko, Managing Director, Global Education within the Amazon Web Services(AWS) Worldwide Public Sector Business, Seattle, WA4:15 PMHigher Education Sector: The Market’s PerspectiveRoger Goodman, Partner, The Yuba Group, New York, NY5:30 PM3Reception Columbia Ballroom Lobby

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 20197:00 AMRegistration Table Open Columbia Ballroom Lobby7:30 AMBreakfast Columbia Ballroom8:30 AMPanel Discussion Columbia BallroomPromoting Success in Students from Underrepresented BackgroundsModerator: Marty Cavalluzzi, President, Olympic College, Bremerton, WAPANELISTSKEY NOTEUnderserved Students: Scaling Student Success Strategies for EveryoneEvelyn Waiwaiole, Senior Advisor, University of Texas, Austin, TXThe Brotherhood Initiative: An inquiry-based project to close graduation gapsJoe Lott, Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WAMeasuring Student Success, One Student at A Time: Best Practices to Promote Successin Students from Underrepresented BackgroundsMark Mitsui, President, Portland Community College, Portland, ORWelding Supplemental Instruction with Hispanic Non-Traditional StudentsCésar Pérez, Director and Hispanic Community Liaison, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID10:00 AMBreak10:30 AMPanel DiscussionFrom Anecdotal to Actionable: Using Data to Drive Institutional ChangeModerator: Mac Powell, Senior Vice President, NWCCU, Redmond, WAPANELISTSKEY NOTEUsing Actionable Data to Ensure Student SuccessMichael Itzkowitz, Senior Fellow, Higher Education at Third Way, Washington DCBecoming a Data-Driven CampusEd Harri, Vice President for Instruction, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WAClosing Success Gaps in Underserved Student Populations at TMCCMelissa Deadmond, Associate Dean of Assessment and Planning, Truckee MeadowsCommunity College, Reno, NVA Growth Mindset: Becoming Data-InformedJess Stahl, Dean - Curriculum, Instruction & Accreditation, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR12:30 PMDistinguished Lecture Luncheon Columbia BallroomFrom High School Dropout to Neurosurgeon: One Student’s JourneyThrough Higher EducationTimothy Woodiwiss, Neurosurgical Resident, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA1:45 PMInclusive Teaching and Data-informed Faculty are Essential Componentsin our Student Success StoriesKelly Hogan, Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation, University of North Carolina,Chapel Hill, NC2:30 PMTransforming Education: Improving Quality and Reducing CostHerb Schroeder, Vice Provost for ANSEP and Founder; Professor of Engineering,University of Alaska-Anchorage, Anchorage, AK3:15 PMWrap-Up and Adjourn4

WORKSHOP ABSTRACTSCatalyzing Student Success at Minority Serving InstitutionsWorkshop attendees will have the opportunity to network and experience hands-on learning usinghigh-impact practices and effective research, initiatives, and programs that catalyze academic successof students. This workshop may be highly beneficial to MSI and tribal colleges and universities.NWCCU Retention, Completion, and Student Success AcademyThe NWCCU Academy for Retention, Completion, and Student Success (ARCSS) is a mentoredexperiential learning platform to support institutions and faculty in their efforts to promote studentsuccess. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) fosters through itsaccreditation standards, policies, and eligibility standards a process of continuous quality improvementcentered around student success and the fulfillment of each member institution’s unique mission.ARCSS is a two-year program designed to support efforts around retention, completion, and the useof data to create and deploy interventions that can drive positive institutional results, particularly withstudents from underrepresented groups.ALO and Chair Training on the 2020 Eligibility Requirements and StandardsLes Steele and Pamela Goad introduce NWCCU’s newly adopted 2020 Eligibility Requirements andStandards with a purposeful discussion of new focus in the 2020 Standards and the few specific areasthat are no longer required. In addition, the logistics for the new process of evaluation will be discussedaccompanied by presentations by guest speakers who will be sharing best practices for managingchange and writing a coherent report.Investin yourmissionWhen you choose Vanguard,you gain a committed partnerthat can deliver exceptional valueand expertise. Let us help youmake the most of your investments,so you can focus on fulfilling yourorganization’s mission.To learn more, 2019 The Vanguard Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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FEATUREDFEATURED SPEAKERSDr. Michael A. Baston is the 7th President of Rockland Community College. Anational leader who helps develop comprehensive supports that foster collegecompletion, Dr. Baston’s work has been featured on MSNBC, and in The Chronicleof Higher Education, The Atlantic, The Community College Times, and BlackEnterprise Magazine. Additionally, he is a contributing author to Race, Education,and Reintegrating Formerly Incarcerated Citizens and The Handbook for StudentAffairs in Community Colleges. Dr. Baston was a member of the inaugural class ofAspen Institute Presidential Fellows for Community College Excellence where heexplored systemic issues affecting the educational access pipeline and student success. As a nationalGuided Pathways coach for American Association of Community Colleges, he is noted for his workwith college leadership teams around the nation, helping them integrate student success initiativesto advance college completion. Dr. Baston is the incoming Co-Chair of Jobs For The Future’s PolicyLeadership Trust, a Commissioner of American Association of Community College’s Commissionon Institutional Infrastructure and Transformation and member of the National Advisory Board ofCenter for Community College Student Engagement. Dr. Baston began his career as a public interestlawyer representing various educational institutions and social justice organizations. His work withacademic clients led him to pursue a second career in academia as both a professor of legal studiesand business and a student affairs administrator. Dr. Baston holds a BA from Iona College, a JD fromBrooklyn Law School, and an EdD from St. John Fisher College.Heather Bennett, CFRE, is the Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness &Strategic Development at Everett Community College, where she has managed theGrants and Institutional Research Offices since 2010. In this role, she also leads thecollege’s work in strategic planning and performance, its institutional accreditationreporting process, and its work to improve student success as part of the Achievingthe Dream network, which named EvCC a 2018 Leader College of Distinction. In2016, the college was recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in thenation by the Aspen Institute and was one of six colleges nationwide featured inThe Transfer Playbook by Columbia University’s Community College Research Center and the AspenInstitute for helping students successfully transfer to four-year universities. She is an active memberof the Strategic Enrollment Management Council and Guided Pathways Steering Committee at EvCC,as well as the Research and Planning Commission of the Washington State Board of Communityand Technical Colleges. After earning her MFA in Creative Writing at Eastern Washington University,she taught English at the University of Kentucky for nearly a decade. In the last 20 years, she hasworked as a grant writer and fundraiser for multiple non-profit arts, human services, and educationorganizations in Washington, Kentucky, and Georgia. Her work at EvCC was recognized with theCouncil for Resource Development’s Campus Impact Award for Grants Professional of the Year in 2014.Tomitha Blake serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic & Student Affairsat the University of Washington, connecting with investors and advocates who seeeducation as the source of change they want to see in the world. For 25 years,she has championed access to higher education as an antidote to inequities and apathway to opportunities.7

SPEAKERSDebra Bragg is the Director of Community College Research Initiatives at theUniversity of Washington in Seattle and President of Bragg & Associates, Inc. Sheis also the Founding Director of the Office of Community College Research andLeadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she workedfor many years and was also received an endowed university professorship. Dr.Bragg’s research and evaluation work centers on the critical role that equity plays inshaping college students’ experiences and outcomes. Her career includes leadingnational and state studies on the impact of policy changes to technical and transfereducation in the community college, including the potential of high-performing transfer partnershipsto close baccalaureate attainment for students of color and low-income student. Dr. Bragg is alsowell known for her research on the conferral of baccalaureate degrees by community and technicalcolleges. Dr. Bragg’s work also extends beyond the U.S. where she co-founded the InternationalPathways Collaborative. In 2015 Dr. Bragg was named a Fellow of the American Educational ResearchAssociation (AERA) and in November 2016, she received the Distinguished Career Award from theAssociation for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). In February 2018, Dr. Bragg received the nationaltransfer champion award from the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS).Elizabeth Cox Brand is the Executive Director of the Oregon Student SuccessCenter. Originally from Iowa, Elizabeth received her doctorate in Educational Policyand Leadership from Iowa State University in 2007. After graduation, she acceptedthe position of Assistant Director of the California Community College Collaborative,a community college research and policy center at the University of California,Riverside. Dr. Brand came to Oregon in 2011 as Director of Communications andResearch for the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and WorkforceDevelopment and moved to the Oregon Community College Association in 2014to assume the position of Director of Student Success and Assessment. In August 2016, grant fundingfrom The Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation provided the opportunity forElizabeth to become the first Executive Director of the Oregon Student Success Center. Elizabeth hasprofessional experience in K-12, community colleges, and universities, with a particular emphasis onstudent services and enrollment management.Anthony Callisto, Jr. is the Senior Vice President for Safety and Chief LawEnforcement Officer for Syracuse University where he provides executiveleadership to nearly three-hundred full time campus peace officers, securityofficers, communications officers, environmental health and safety specialists, riskmanagement professionals, fire and life safety officers, emergency managers,parking and transit officials and administrative staff in the Syracuse UniversityDivision of Campus Safety and Emergency Services. He was promoted to thisposition in December of 2014. In this role, Callisto led in the creation of the Divisionof Campus Safety and Emergency Service, the creation of the University’s parent captive insurancecompany, the achievement of international law enforcement accreditation, the development of theUniversity’s enterprise risk management program, the development of the University’s comprehensiveemergency management plan, and he created and leads the University’s threat assessment andmanagement team. Prior to his appointment as a senior vice president, Tony was the Chief ofPublic Safety for Syracuse University from 2006 to 2014, leading the third largest law enforcementagency in Onondaga County which provides patrol, investigations, crime prevention and emergencyContinued page 98

FEATUREDFEATURED SPEAKERScommunications service to over 22,500 fulltime undergraduate and graduate students, and 6,000faculty and staff in the Syracuse University Community. In 2006 Tony retired from the OnondagaCounty Sheriff’s Officer after a twenty-five year career, serving as Chief Deputy for his last ten years.Tony led the administration and operation of the Onondaga County Justice Center jail, sheriff’s officeresearch and development, sheriff’s office staff development and the regional law enforcementacademy. From 1992 through 1996, as a sheriff’s lieutenant, Chief Callisto coordinated the constructionof and transition to a 53 million county jail facility. In 2001, as Chief, he led the construction of a 40million criminal court house for Onondaga County. Callisto is an expert in criminal justice managementand operation, emergency management, public safety program development, incident investigation,building and event security, facility design and technology, new facility transition and campuscommunity policing. He is a past president of the Central New York Association of Chiefs of Police, theAmerican Jail Association, and the Food Bank of Central New York. Callisto is certified by the New YorkState Division of Criminal Justice Services as a police and corrections instructor and has instructedin hundreds of hours of recruit academy training sessions, in-service training classes, and training forsheriffs, corrections and police departments around the US and abroad. He is currently the chair ofthe training committee of the Central New York Association of Chiefs of Police. He was a consultantfor the United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections and the American JailAssociation and he is a former Contributing Editor for Corrections Manager’s Report. He has writtenover twenty published articles related to criminal justice topics and co-authorized a peer reviewedbook. In addition to law enforcement experience, Callisto has been a consultant and trainer for theExecutive Education Program at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.His consulting work includes assessments, interventions and training for various state and federalagencies in the areas of Conflict Resolution, Interest Based Negotiation, Mediation, CommunicationSkills, Labor Relations, Management and Leadership. Callisto holds a Bachelor of Arts in CriminalJustice from Columbia College and a Master of Arts in Public Administration at Syracuse University’sMaxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Callisto is an adjunct professor for the CriminalJustice program at Columbia College (teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses) and hasdeveloped both undergraduate and graduate courses for the college. Having served on many nonprofit boards in the community, Callisto is also a 2000 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse.Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes thepotential of digitalization as an enabling capability in pursuit of promoting inquirybased learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educationalorganizations, and leaders focused on building innovation into our educationpolicies and practices. In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves as an advisorto dozens of organizations focused on learning, skill development, and the futureof work. He is the coauthor of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk tochildren about poverty. Jaime helped launch the Phoenix Coding Academy, apublic high school in Phoenix, AZ, focused on computer science as part of an inquiry-based learningmodel. He teaches a 10th grade communication classes at the school. He also guest lectures atArizona State University. He speaks on education, digitalization, innovation, generation z, and thefuture of work at events around the world. You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap andwatch his YouTube career advice videos at

SPEAKERSJim Clements became Clemson University’s 15th president on Dec. 31, 2013 afterserving as president of West Virginia University. Since his arrival, the value of theTiger Paw has never been higher, driven by the university’s elevated academicreputation and the exposure from Clemson’s athletic success on the national stage.Under Clements’ leadership, Clemson has raised the bar in admissions, enrollment,research, graduation and retention rates, and fundraising, including the successfulcompletion of the 1 billion Will to Lead capital campaign in 2016. In addition, thecampus is currently undergoing the largest construction boom in the history of theuniversity. Clements is a nationally recognized leader in higher education who has served as presidentof a university in three different athletic conferences – the Big East, the Big 12, and the ACC, wherehe served as the 2016-17 chair of the ACC Council of Presidents. He currently serves on the board ofdirectors of the American Council on Education and on the executive committees for the Association ofPublic & Land-Grant Universities, the Council on Competitiveness and the Business Higher EducationForum. Clements holds a B.S. degree in computer science as well as an M.S. degree and Ph.D. inoperations analysis from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He also holds an M.S. degreein computer science from Johns Hopkins University and was awarded an honorary degree as doctorof public education from his alma mater, UMBC. His “Successful Project Management” book is now inits seventh edition, and has been published in multiple languages and used in numerous countries.Clements was born in Arlington, Va., but spent the majority of his life in Maryland before relocating toWest Virginia and then Clemson. He and his wife, Beth, have been married for 27 years and have fourchildren, Tyler, Hannah, Maggie and Grace, and two sons-in-law, Tanner Coombs and Max Kinser. Heand Beth are expecting their first grandchild in September 2019.Shauna Davis is the Executive Director of Holistic Student Supports at Achievingthe Dream, Inc. In this role, Shauna is responsible for leading and designing ATD’sstrategy, thought leadership, and services for redesigning advising and studentsupports. Shauna manages the Holistic Student Supports Team, who develop anddeliver customized coaching, tools, and resources to support colleges in theirpursuit of transformative institutional change. Prior to joining ATD, Shauna was theExecutive Director of the Virginia Community College System Student SuccessCenter and Office of Professional Development, providing technical assistance andstrategic support for Virginia’s Community Colleges, a system of 23 colleges with 40 campus locations.Shauna’s experience in the Virginia Community College System also included serving as the Directorof Student Services for the Extended Learning Institute at Northern Virginia Community College,and as Assistant Vice President of Workforce Development for the Community College WorkforceAlliance, a partnership of John Tyler and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Colleges. Shauna’s careerhas included professional experience within four-year education, healthcare, and financial services.Her experiences in roles encompassing educational administration, student services, marketing,business development, workforce development, program management, training, and communityrelations, provide her with a breadth of knowledge, an appreciation for practical and creative solutions,and an ability to translate big picture thinking into actionable strategies. She holds an M.S. in Careerand Technical Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and an M.S. inRehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as a B.A. in Broadcasting,Telecommunications, and Mass Media from Temple University.10

FEATUREDFEATURED SPEAKERSDr. Melissa Deadmond serves as the Associate Dean of Assessment and Planningand Accreditation Liaison Officer at Truckee Meadows Community College. Melissahas been at TMCC for the past 14 years, having spent the first 10 years as a biologyinstructor and later tenured professor and department chair before accepting hercurrent position 4 years ago. She works closely with faculty on academic standardsand assessment, and with other college divisions and the Nevada System of HigherEducation on issues of transfer and articulation among other initiatives. Melissais dedicated to the use of data and meaningful assessment towards continuousimprovement, both in student learning and institutional outcomes achievement. She still loves teachingand continues to teach part time. She serves on the Education Alliance Board and in this capacityworks towards bringing resources and connecting business and community organizations to K-12schools within the local district. Melissa is proud to be an educational product of NWCCU schools. Sheholds a B.S. in Biology and French from the College of Idaho, and both a Ph.D. in Cell and MolecularBiology and MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Melissa lives in Reno with herhusband and two children and is an avid soccer fan.José Enriquez began to recognize in high school in Los Angeles that very few ofhis Latino peers participated in rigorous coursework, extracurricular activities, andcommunity service. With the support of his mother, whom he credits for his passionand drive, José received a wrestling scholarship to Brigham Young Universitywhere he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Spanish, a Master’sDegree in Educational Leadership, and finally a PhD in Educational Leadership. Asa teacher, and later an administrator, José saw again what he’d started to notice asa student in Los Angeles: Latino youth were disengaged and disenfranchised atschool. In addition, they often shunned their cultural heritage, which he believes is at the heart of everyLatino youth’s drive to excel. This gap kept students, who could offer the classroom and community awealth of knowledge, experience, and unique perspectives, from graduating high school and college.In effect, this phenomenon kept students from reaching their potential. José recognized the barriersthese young Latinos faced within their own homes and communities. He saw himself in these studentsand reflected on the opportunities, experiences, and mentors that had allowed him— a low-income,non-English-speaking immigrant— to succeed. The combination of these experiences and reflectionsled José to begin the Latinos in Action program.Angie Girard is the director of accreditation at Pacific Northwest University ofHealth Sciences (PNWU). Hired in Nov. 2007 as the executive assistant to thepresident, she has taken on ever-increasing responsibilities including programmaticaccreditation, regional accreditation, strategic planning, policy coordination,and most recently implementing a more structured compliance program. Incollaboration with faculty, staff, and administration, Angie helped PNWU achieveregional accreditation two years ahead of schedule. Angie and her colleagueDr. Lori Fulton are in the inaugural NWCCU Mission Fulfillment Fellowship. Angieearned a Master of Education degree and Educational Administration Certificatefrom Heritage University and was a middle school assistant principal prior to joining PNWU. Angie livesin Yakima where she and her husband enjoy the bounty of the valley, primarily hops and grapes.11

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CONFERENCE AGENDA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 Pre-Conference Workshops - 5th Floor 7:00 AM Registration Table Open 5th Floor Lobby 7:30 AM Breakfast 5th Floor Gallery Catalyzing Student Success at Minority-Serving Institutions Room 501 Moderators: David Yarlott, President, Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency, MT Jeff Fox, President, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID