Innovation Up Close: ACE Event to Explore College Unbound’s Successful Journey
Published: September 16, 2019

Register now for an insightful and unique discussion focused on the 10-year accreditation journey of College Unbound, a student-driven, nonprofit institution located in Providence, Rhode Island.

The event, which will take place at ACE in Washington, DC, on Oct. 2 at 8:30 a.m. EDT, will feature inspiring stories from College Unbound students and administrators, as well as from thought leaders in the higher education community, who will explore lessons and insights for campuses looking to innovate and explore non-traditional pathways for students.

ACE will also be releasing a year-long case study of College Unbound at the event. College Unbound serves low-income working adults who are returning to college to earn their first degree. It has an 87 percent graduation rate and is considered a model for traditional colleges that are striving to serve post-traditional students. College Unbound coordinates courses, field studies, and in-depth project work to help students develop the skills they need to advance in their careers.

Featured speakers and panelists include: 

  • David Bergeron, senior fellow for postsecondary education policy, Center for American Progress 
  • Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer, Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Barbara Brittingham, president, New England Commission of Higher Education
  • Adam Bush, provost, College Unbound
  • Haley Glover, strategy director, Lumina Foundation for Education
  • Dennis Littky, president, College Unbound
  • Ted Mitchell, president, American Council on Education
  • Lynn Pasquerella, president, Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Jim Purcell, executive director, Alabama Commission on Higher Education
  • Jose Rodriguez, student, College Unbound, Class of 2018
  • Yves Salomon-Fernandez, president, Greenfield Community College
  • Louis Soares, chief learning and innovation officer, American Council on Education
  • Zulimar Vidal, student, College Unbound, Class of 2019 

Click here to register. The event will be livestreamed, but registration is required. Members of the media are invited to attend.