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WISCAPE Summit: Educating a Diverse Wisconsin

Join WISCAPE for a one-day summit focused on the opportunity and challenge of educating an increasingly diverse Wisconsin.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Residence Hall
640 Elm Drive
Madison WI
WISCAPE Summit flyerJoin us for a one-day summit focused on the opportunity and challenge of educating an increasingly diverse Wisconsin, hosted the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).

The summit will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, and will feature Jamie ​Merisotis, the president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, as keynote speaker. James Minor, the senior strategist for academic success and inclusive excellence at California State University, will also be a featured speaker, ​​as will noted researchers and practitioners from colleges and universities across the state.

Our aim is to raise awareness of Wisconsin's under​represented populations and to cultivate dialogue among conference participants -- including college faculty, K-12 educators, administrators, staff, students, and policymakers -- focused on sharing and developing ideas for educating our diverse state.


A Call to Educate an Increasingly Diverse Wisconsin in our Colleges and Universities
​A statement of purpose by Clif Conrad, WISCAPE Faculty Director



Jamie Merisotis keynote address


James T. Minor, California State University

Sarah Kemp, Applied Population Laboratory

Laura Dresser and Matthew Braunginn, COWS

Blog Posts

James Minor on making organizational change to support underrepresented college students
by Jiahe Wang Xu

COWS report to be released at summit examines racial disparity in Wisconsin's college systems
by Matthew Braunginn

Other Resources

America Needs Talent, by Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation

​Maps from Applied Population Laboratory

​Photos and social media highlights

Kari Dickinson
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