This webinar will be a panel discussion among several experts and practitioners working to support returning adult students in postsecondary education.
Terri Taylor is strategy director for innovation and discovery at Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Working from Lumina’s office in Washington, D.C., Taylor leads the foundation’s efforts focused on increasing adult learner (re)enrollment in bachelor’s programs and building out the foundation’s internal innovation capacity.
Dr. Doria "Kathy" Stitts is Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Dean of the University College, and faculty in the Marketing program at Winston-Salem State University. In her role at WSSU, she has been leading work as a grantee in Lumina’s HBCU Adult Learner Initiative, particularly on how to improve onboarding for adult learners.
Ida Hermosillo is the Director of Network Engagement at Growing Inland Achievement. Ida and her colleagues have been working on reaching adult learners at a regional level in the Inland Empire in California, working with four- and two-year institutions alike.
Andy Carlson has almost 20 years of experience in public policy, advocacy, grant writing, research, and project implementation and management. He is a recognized expert in higher education finance and programs supporting adult learners, maintaining a national network across state higher education leaders, policy organizations, and foundations.