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Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Since 1970, bachelor degree attainment among students from wealthy families nearly doubled, but it has barely changed for those from the poorest families. Sponsored by Strada Education Network and Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, this issue details the action plans from thirteen institutions for enhancing student success and academic achievement, especially among underserved populations of low-income, first-generation and minority students, as well as adult learners.

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From the Guest Editors

Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux and Estela Mara Bensimon, both of the Center for Urban Education, University of Southern California


Kathy Bolton, James Felton, Ricka Fine, Michael Gavin, Jacqueline Jackson, and Alicia Morse, all of Anne Arundel Community College

Kristy Michaud, Linda Bowen, Janet Oh, and Elizabeth Adams, all of California State University−Northridge

Sheree L. Meyer, California State University−Sacramento

Kari Brownholland, D. Ben DeSmidt, Dana Garrigan, Michele Hancock, Aidana Lira, and Dennis Munk, all of Carthage College

Gwen Mitchell and Michelle Rhodes, both of Clark Atlanta University

Sheila Radford-Hill, Anne Deeter, Angela Frazier, Gema Ortega, Kathleen O’Connor, Norah Collins, Paul Simpson, and Tina Taylor-Ritzler, all of Dominican University

Jaffus Hardrick and Sonja Montas-Hunter, both of Florida International University

Aurélio Manuel Valente, Alicia L. Battle, and Robert E. Clay, all of Governors State University

Richard J. Prystowsky and Anne M. Heutsche, both of Lansing Community College

Solomon Alao, Cheryl Rollins, Lisa D. Brown, and Henrietta L. Wright, all of Morgan State University

Andrea M. Fernandez, Regina W. Davis, and G. Scott Jenkins, all of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Travis Brown, Mary Coffey, Jennifer Rachford, and Hector Sambolín, Jr., all of Pomona College

Luz-Maritza Cordero, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Janet Knapp-Caporale, Iris Millan, and Nicole Reaves, all of Wilbur Wright College

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