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Thursday, January 9 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Social Mobility and Student Success: Old Dominion University’s Innovative Approach

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A college degree advances socioeconomic status for our students, often positively impacting their families and the greater community. By expanding college access for low-income and first-generation students, higher education institutions can promote social mobility in a tangible way. Providing coordinated financial assistance, academic, and support programs for low-income students is of paramount importance.

This session explores Old Dominion University’s (ODU) development of the Social Mobility Center which is an outcome of ODU's Social Mobility Symposium. Social mobility is achieved through programs such as ODU's comprehensive student success coaching, Mane Connect. Our coaching program is empowering the most historically under served students to complete their degrees. The Mane Connect Coaching program assists first year students in making a successful transition to the university by assisting them with overcoming obstacles and helping them create and accomplish academic and social goals. In addition, success coaching provides targeted programs (e.g., financial literacy, time management, & career exploration). ODU staff will discuss the social mobility, success coaching, and ways to retain economically disadvantaged students, improve college completion, and graduate students into productive jobs.

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Carin Barber

Project Manager, Old Dominion University

Jane H. Dané

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, Old Dominion University

Sherri Watson

Director of the Center for Major Exploration & Mane Connect Success Coaching, Old Dominion University

Thursday January 9, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Johnson Center, George's

Attendees (6)