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Pipelines and Pathways Conference

​Pipelines and Pathways Spring Conference

WHAT: Pipelines and Pathways Program (P2)* Spring Conference "Promoting Equity Though Excellence"

WHEN: Monday, May 15, 2017 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

WHO: Former Texas Education Commissioner, the Honorable Michael L. Williams, is the keynote speaker; also, approximately 150 educators

WHERE: Cedar Valley College, Building M, 3030 N. Dallas Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75134


The free conference, designed for area educators but also open to the community, is unique due to its focus on best practice strategies for retaining African American males at all education levels. The conference will feature a diverse group of presenters from community college faculty and staff, university faculty, college/university students, high school students, K-12 teachers and staff, clergy, and community and business leaders whose organizations are focused on supporting males of color.

"Through our Pipelines and Pathways program at Cedar Valley, we believe it is important to support the educational goals of all students, but also for African American males, whose enrollment and completion percentage numbers are not as high as other populations," said Dr. Osaro E. Airen, dean of student retention and PBI grant administrator at Cedar Valley.

*The Pipelines & Pathways (P2) program at Cedar Valley College is funded through a grant from the U. S. Department of Education's Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) program and is focused on increasing the academic success of African American males through increased access to STEM programs.