Rural College Access & Success Summit

April 26-28, 2020 | #ruralsummit20

As one of the few national convenings to focus on rural America, the Summit brings together teachers, principals, superintendents, higher education leaders, legislators, and non-profit leaders to share ideas and strategies for ensuring that rural youth have the opportunity to successfully transition from high school to college and career. We hope you’ll consider sharing your expertise and ideas with fellow professionals and submit a breakout session proposal.

The 2020 Rural College Access and Success Summit is co-hosted by College Success Arizona. A block of discounted rooms has been reserved at the Talking Stick Resort, the Summit venue, for Summit attendees.  Reservations can be made by calling the resort directly at (866) 877-9897.  Please use booking ID #18281 when reserving your room(s).  Reservations for the discounted block can be made until March 26, 2020, or until rooms sell out (whichever comes first).  All guests will be responsible for room, resort fee, tax, bellman, housekeeping gratuities, and all incidentals.  Bellman and housekeeping gratuities will automatically be posted to the guest’s individual folio.  All guests checking into the resort will need to have a valid credit card and identification in order to check in.

The Rural College Access and Success Summit 2019 whitepaper will be released here soon. 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2018-2019 SUMMITS

The Student Voice Team spoke as a plenary during the 2018 summit.
The Student Voice Team spoke as a plenary during the 2018 summit.
Dr. Jill Biden, Save the Children U.S. board chair, shakes hands with Berea College President Lyle Roelofs before her speech.
Dr. Jill Biden, Save the Children U.S. board chair, shakes hands with Berea College President Lyle Roelofs before her speech.
Dr. Jill Biden, Save the Children U.S. board chair, with Dreama Gentry, Partners for Education executive director.
Dr. Jill Biden, Save the Children U.S. board chair, with Dreama Gentry, Partners for Education executive director.
Partners and co-hosts of the summit connected with attendees.
Partners and co-hosts of the summit connected with attendees.
Ranjit Sidhu, president & CEO of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), discusses rural education challenges and successes with Dreama Gentry, executive director of Partners for Education at Berea College.
Ranjit Sidhu, president & CEO of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), discusses rural education challenges and successes with Dreama Gentry, executive director of Partners for Education at Berea College.
Plenary speaker Hasan Davis, J.D. signs his book for attendees.
Plenary speaker Hasan Davis, J.D. signs his book for attendees.