White House Summit: Seattle Colleges Commit to Expand Access

SEATTLE — On Thursday, December 4, Seattle Colleges Chancellor Jill Wakefield will join President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The Summit will bring together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofits and others that are committed to supporting more college opportunities for students across the country.

This year’s summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college going, and supporting colleges to work together to dramatically improve persistence and increase college completion, especially for first generation, low-income and underrepresented students.

For more information on how to cover the Summit, please contact Media_Affairs@who.eop.gov and include “College Opportunity Summit Coverage” in the subject line.

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About Seattle Colleges
The Seattle College District is Washington state’s largest college district, with nearly 50,000 students enrolled each year. It is comprised of Seattle Central College, North Seattle College, South Seattle College, Seattle Vocational Institute and four specialty centers. The District offers more than 135 workforce education and training programs that lead to bachelor’s degrees in high-growth industries, associate degrees in various disciplines, certificates in professional-technical programs and transfer degrees to universities throughout the United States.
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