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CADE & USU 2019 Joint Summer Meeting

June 27 - 28 , 2019
Boston, MA

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We hope you will join us for APLU’s Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE) and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) 2019 Joint Summer Forum, taking place in Boston, MA on June 27 – 28, 2019.

The CADE and USU 2019 Joint Summer Forum agenda is filled with impactful and educational breakout sessions that you can't afford to miss! To all CADE members, CADE’s Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, June 27, 2019. 

We hope to see you and your team in Boston, MA in June.

When: June 27-28, 2019
Where: Boston, MA
Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210



Past Summer Meetings

USU, CADE, & CSA 2018 Joint Summer Meeting

Jun 17, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018
All Day

The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), APLU’s Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE), and the Council on Student Affairs (CSA) held their 2018 Joint Summer Forum on June 17-Jun 19, 2018 at The University of Illinois at Chicago. The theme was Building Opportunity.

General Overview
Attendees learned about cutting-edge innovations, capacity building strategies and new approaches to partnerships that build opportunities for our students to access, persist, engage and succeed in university and their careers. CADE members worked with colleagues through engaging meeting formats to collectively advance their understanding and practice of how they build opportunity for their students, their communities and our nation.

CADE 2017 Summer Meeting

2017 Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE) Summer Meeting

Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017
All Day

Charting the Course in the Midst of Unchartered Waters
The APLU Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence (CADE), and the APLU Office for Access and Success (OAS), held the CADE Summer Meeting on July 25-July 27, 2017 at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme was Charting the Course in the Midst of Unchartered Waters.

The CADE Summer Meeting built a network of institutions that committed to implementing an action-oriented agenda to improve student outcomes and convened university presidents, provosts, chief diversity officers, student affairs professionals, and enrollment managers.

General Overview
The 2017 CADE Summer Meeting convened in the nation’s capital with the intention of gaining a deep understanding of how the current political environment and national discussions around race, class, and gender identity intersect with higher education. Campuses across the nation are navigating unchartered waters in an increasingly partisan political climate. Universities have always been places of passionate political discourse, but the impact of social media can rapidly escalate a local campus discussion into a national debate. CADE members are on the front lines of many of these issues realizing the great responsibility of serving as advocates for all students, faculty, and staff on these critical issues.