APLU is keeping our members in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in our thoughts and prayers as they face Hurricane Maria along with our institutions in Central Mexico as they recover from yesterday's earthquake.
As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, APLU named Boise State University, Colorado State University, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Texas at Austin, and Western Michigan University as finalists for its 2017 Project Degree Completion Award. The annual prize works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve retention and degree completion. One of the five finalists will be named the 2017 Project Degree Completion Award winner during the APLU Annual Meeting, November 12-14, in Washington, D.C. In this first part of a five-part series, APLU profiles Boise State University and its Freshmen Success Task Force.