Hosted by the Latinx/a/o, African American, Student Career Development, Indigenous People, and Mulitracial Knowledge Communities
The demographics of higher education are changing as the presence of students of color on college campuses continues to expand. College access, although under threat, has become a standard measure in determining an institution's commitment to diversity and a quality education. Although one can argue that the fight for access has been won, the struggles of retaining and graduating students, specifically students of color, has become Higher Education's battle of the 21st century. The achievement gap is very real. This year's drive-in conference, Chasing the Dream: America's Promise Recaptured, will not only aim to expose attendees to the struggles of the college experience of students of color, but exemplify the programs and initiatives which have been successful in supporting students of color and promoting self-advocacy.
To provide educators with the knowledge, understanding, and clarity necessary to understand the continuing challenges students from marginalized communities face
To encourage the utilization of self-advocacy for students of color.
To identify strategies for career and academic development and achievement.
To foster a supportive climate where professional of colors can network with new colleagues within Student Affairs
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NASPA Region I Multi KC Drive-In
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Dr. Jason L. Meriwether is the Vice President for Student Success at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. In 2016, Jason was named to the Southern Indiana Business Source 20 under 40 Class of 2016. In 2014, Jason was selected to Louisville Business First’s Top Forty under 40 and as one of Business First's 20 People to Know in Education and Workforce Development. In 2014, Jason received the award of Outstanding Kentuckian and was commissioned to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
In his role as Vice President, Jason is responsible for the Student Success Division, which includes Admissions, Financial Aid, Records, Office of Academic Support & Information Services (OASIS), Counseling Center, Health Services; Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP), Residential Life and Housing, Student Life/Dean of Students, Student Activities, NCAA Athletics, Student Government, the Student Union, Upward Bound and other TRIO programs, Learning for Life and the Early Enrollment Program (concurrent enrollment program), and the Veterans Resource Center, for a comprehensive, public, four-year campus with a population of 8,512 graduate and undergraduate students. Jason has taught graduate courses at the University of Louisville's College of Education and Human Development. He has also served as a guest lecturer for graduate courses at Vanderbilt University, Louisiana State University, The Pennsylvania State University, Tennessee State University, Bellarmine University, and Eastern Illinois University. Jason believes that success in student affairs and enrollment management lies in the ability to adapt to new trends in technology and digital engagement, while staying committed to advocacy for learning through collaboration with faculty and academic leaders.
Jason has presented at numerous national and regional conferences on topics such as legal issues & liability, retention & persistence, student retention, education & economics, assessment, strategic planning, professionalism & career trajectory, social media, and hazing. Jason’s national presentations on legal issues related to hazing have been the subject of cover stories in the Student Affairs Today Newsletter and in College Athletics and the Law. Jason is also a Higher Education & Social Media contributor for Socialnomics.net and has been a guest blogger for the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community Blog and for the Student Affairs Collective. Jason is also contributing author of What Happens on Campus Stays on YouTube, published in 2015.