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APLU’s Rodriguez Presents on Bolstering STEM Pathways in Higher Education
Andréa Rodriguez
Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
Andréa Rodriguez, Director of Urban Initiatives for USU at APLU, presents on building STEM Pathways between 2- and 4-year institutions at an AAAS Summit in early June.
Alvaro Muniz
APLU’s Muñiz Presents on Panel About Universities Fueling Economic Development
Alvaro J. Muñiz, J.D.
Director, International, Community, and Economic Engagement

Alvaro J. Muñiz, Director in APLU’s Office for International, Community, and Economic Engagement, presented at the International Town & Gown Association on how public research universities can partner with their communities to drive local economic development towards national and global impact.

Craig Lindwarm
APLU’s Lindwarm Speaks on Leveraging Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding to Support Digital Learning
Craig Lindwarm
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
APLU's Craig Lindwarm spoke on leveraging federal COVID-19 relief funding to support digital learning at a Every Learner Everywhere webinar
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APLU’s Rodriguez Presents on How Intermediary Organizations Drive Change Beyond Institutional Success at American Educational Research Association Conference
Andréa Rodriguez
Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)

Andréa Rodriguez, Director of Urban Initiatives for USU at APLU, presented on universities systemizing change and how APLU and USU help scale these transformational efforts via the Frontier Set work at the 2022 American Educational Research Association Conference in San Diego, CA.

Data-Driven Decision Making with APLU's Jess Bennett & AAAS SEA Change
Jessica Bennett, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, STEM Education
APLU's Jess Bennett, Assistant Vice President, STEM Education, is a featured speaker and one of three equity reform thought leaders in the SEA Change learning series Data-Driven Decision Making. The series provides higher education change leaders the opportunity to expand their knowledge of how to use data to remove the barriers that limit diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on their campuses. Register here.
APLU’s Vignare to Keynote Conference on Successfully Using Technology in Higher Ed
Karen Vignare, Ph.D.
Vice President, Digital Transformation for Student Success & Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC)

Karen Vignare, APLU’s Vice President for Digital Transformation for Student Success, will keynote an April 28 conference on using technology in higher education. Her address will focus on using technology in decision making.

APLU’s Bernard Mair Presents on Earned Admissions Enrollment Program
Bernard Mair, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer | Acting Vice President for Access, Success, & Equity
Mair joined panelists from Utah State University, AASCU, and StraighterLine to discuss Utah State's implementation of an earned admissions program, what the results have been so far, and how thinking more expansively about access can help institutions of higher education solve some of their most vexing enrollment challenges.
APLU’s Bernard Mair Moderates Panel on Research Partnerships Between HBCUs and PWIs
Bernard Mair, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer | Acting Vice President for Access, Success, & Equity
Mair moderated a panel at the HBCU Vice presidents of Research Executive Forum Seminar Series. 
APLU’s Julia Michaels Presents at NASH Student Success Conference
Julia Michaels
Executive Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT) & Associate Vice President, APLU

Julia Michaels, Executive Director of APLU’s Center for Public University Transformation, presented on student success efforts at the National Association of System Heads Big ReThink Conference on December 8.

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APLU’s Rodriguez Presents on Certification-Degree Pathways
Andréa Rodriguez
Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)

Andréa Rodriguez, Director of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, presented on certification-degree pathways at the 2021 Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Conference. Watch the presentation here.