On December 2-3, Complete College America will host Alliance teams and executive leadership from throughout the New England region for a Policy Summit on organizational transformation and student success.

Higher Education thought leaders, both from within the New England region and outside of it, will share expertise on how college completion is impacted by trends in organizational structure and initiatives to increase back-end efficiencies – how these can lead to or distract from institutional mission. Topics include improved transfer between two- and four-year outcomes, student lifetime earnings, organizational capacity, and the ability to close equity gaps in institutional performance on graduation metrics, wherever they may exist, whether by race/ethnicity, household income background, or rural versus metro communities.

December 2 is in-person and invitation only, while December 3 is open to all CCA Alliance members virtually. We encourage virtual attendees to join as you can (for individual sessions or the entire day). 

Agenda – December 3, 2021

All times listed in EST.

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Opening Remarks

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Lessons on Student Success & Organizational Structure

Dannel P. Malloy, J.D.
University of Maine System Chancellor and Governor of Connecticut from 2010-2019

10:45 am – 11:30 am

Keynote: The Agile College

Nathan Grawe, Ph.D.
Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences
Professor of Economics, Carleton College

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Panel: Change, Risks and Rewards – Southern New England Emphasis

12:20 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Beyond New England: Lessons from Pennsylvania

Daniel Greenstein, D.Phil.
Chancellor – Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education

1:20 pm – 2:10 pm

Panel: Change, Risks and Rewards – Student Success Practitioner Emphasis

2:10 pm – 3:45 pm

Team Time: Action Planning

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks


Register Today!

Registration is now open to virtually attend Day 2 of the New England Policy Summit.

Virtual connection information will be sent to registrants on November 29, 2021.