Colleges nationwide are struggling to engage students who are removed from campus and may remain so this fall. As they navigate remote learning against the backdrop of a pandemic and a global social justice movement, a lack of engagement may drive away our most vulnerable students, maybe forever. Colleges need an effective engagement strategy now if they hope to maintain or even boost enrollments this year.

Join Persistence Plus on June 25 at 1:00 p.m. EST as panelists share guidance and examples of how educators can lead with caring, connect authentically with students using two-way communication, and turn student communications into student engagement.

Host: Serena Fahnbulleh Crain, Senior Manager of Success at Persistence Plus


  • Dr. Christine Mangino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at CUNY Hostos Community College
  • Kevin Li, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Triton College
  • Dr. Ross O'Hara, Behavioral Researcher at Persistence Plus