By: Kathy Smith | Category: Education | Issue: January 2023
A group of higher education staff and faculty from THE Consortium institutions share ideas for supporting students who transfer from TCC to other institutions within the Consortium. The conversation was led by Kelsey Dowdell (University of Tulsa). Photo Credit: University of Tulsa
Earlier this month, the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium hosted an annual Fall Convening at the University of Tulsa for its member institutions, local educators, and Tulsa-area business and industry leaders. This Convening was the third and largest Convening hosted by the Consortium. With nearly 200 people in attendance, attendees participated in conversations on how to best support Tulsa-area college and university students on their journeys to degree completion and beyond.
Speakers at the event included Rebecka Peterson, Oklahoma’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, George Justice, Provost for the University of Tulsa, and a keynote address from Leonelle Thompson of Williams. Other highlights included a student panel of Tulsa-area students and graduates and time to collaborate and connect with professionals who work to support students “The University of Tulsa supports the work of the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium and, as such, gladly hosted the Fall Convening. We recognize the benefits that will come to Tulsa and the region as more students have the opportunity to complete a college degree by leveraging the variety of exceptional institutions and programs available to them locally,” said Brad Carson, President of the University of Tulsa.
The Tulsa Higher Education Consortium is a collaboration of seven Tulsa-area higher education institutions including Langston University, Northeastern State University, OSU-Tulsa, OU-Tulsa, Rogers State University, Tulsa Community College and the University of Tulsa, and seven affiliate organizations. “The Tulsa Higher Education Consortium is a direct result of collaboration between Tulsa-area institutions, business, industry, civic and philanthropic groups across our city. This work has increased accessibility of information related to higher education leading to an increase of bachelor’s degrees in our region,” says Dr. Laura Latta, Executive Director of the Consortium.
Founded in 2021, Tulsa Higher Education Consortium is committed to advancing student learning, improving student success and degree completion, achieving equity in outcomes, and meeting workforce needs by collaborating to increase higher education opportunities in the region. The Tulsa Higher Education Consortium is made possible through the support of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies.
Students from the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium Institutions share their perspectives bout pursing their degrees. Photo credit: Tulsa Higher Education Consortium
For more information about the Consortium and its upcoming events, go to www.tulsahighered.com
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