Black Male Achievement in Higher Education 2015

Essential Discussions: Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education

MCC President Anne M. Kress

Many barriers prevent children from reaching their full potential in school and ultimately achieving success in college and beyond. Data on college success suggest these challenges are particularly true for African-American males.

In 2014, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative focused on addressing “persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.” Monroe Community College’s Essential Discussions this spring, “Black Male Achievement in Higher Education,” will follow the direction set by President Obama’s initiative and focus on increasing the success of African-American males in college.

Our daylong symposium, featuring local panelists and national speakers, will examine the challenges that inhibit educational achievement in college and explore promising practices and programs.

This event builds on MCC’s commitment to provide diverse learners with access to quality, affordable educational opportunities that lead to success in college and career. Please join us on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Anne M. Kress, President
Monroe Community College

The May 7 presentations by the keynote speakers and the panel discussions can now be viewed online: