Council on Postsecondary Education
Registration opens for college-going conference

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 27, 2015  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
502-573-1555
Cell: 502-330-6596
Sue.Patrick@ky.gov
 


Registration is open for the 28th Annual Academically Proficient High School Junior and Senior Diversity Conference set June 19-20 at the University of Louisville. The conference is also open to parents and guardians of the participating students.

Sponsored by the Council on Postsecondary Education, the conference provides information and resources to assist underrepresented minorities, first generation, low-income and other diverse students interested in pursuing a college degree.

“The conference is beneficial to all, providing both students and families the opportunity to ‘try the campus on,’ as well as meet with various leaders and staff to determine which college is a good fit,” said Dr. Rana Johnson, the Council’s chief diversity officer.

Jefferson County District Judge Erica Williams will serve as keynote speaker. A college fair, featuring many of Kentucky’s colleges and universities, will follow the conference.

Registration for the free conference is open until June 15. Students and their families who need housing at the University of Louisville will be charged $6 per person. The housing deadline is June 5.

Additional information, including registration and housing, is available at http://cpe.ky.gov/diversityconference.

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