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April 2015

FSU’s Center for Postsecondary Success to Host Dr. James Minor for Invited Lecture

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) will host an invited lecture on Federal Priorities in Postsecondary Policy and Research by US Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. James Minor. Wednesday’s invited lecture will be located in G108 Stone Building from 10-11:30 a.m.

Dr. Minor most recently served as a Senior Program Officer and Director of Higher Education Programs for the Southern Education Foundation in Atlanta, GA. He has held other significant positions, including tenured associate professor of higher education policy at Michigan State University, fellow at the University of Georgia’s Institute for Higher Education, and Research Associate at the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California. An author of many scholarly articles, reviews, national reports, and book chapters, James holds a B.A. from Jackson State University, a M.A. from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

With persistent challenges in student postsecondary success and increasing global competition, the federal government is playing more active roles in the policy arena of postsecondary education. In this CPS invited lecture, Dr. James Minor will discuss the Department’s higher education priorities, competitive grant programs such as First in the World and TRIO, and initiatives such as Reach Higher, and other related topics. The flyer for Wednesday’s lecture can be found here.

The mission of the Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) is to provide support for, and foster collaboration among, those who are interested in conducting research on student success in postsecondary education, and to identify and evaluate institutional, state, and federal policies and programs that may serve to improve student success.


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