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The Future of Minority-Serving Institutions

The pandemic has had a profound effect on minority-serving institutions and the students they serve, many of whom were already balancing work and family responsibilities. Institutional budgets have been strained, students are facing increased family hardships, and dropout rates are climbing. How are those institutions innovating to better serve students of color and support their success?

Liz McMillen, an editor at The Chronicle, meets with a panel of experts to discuss how MSIs are preparing for the future while providing essential support to their students now. Join us as college leaders at minority-serving institutions around the country gather virtually to share their thoughts, experiences, and lessons learned.


  • Walter Kimbrough, president, Dillard University
  • Charles Roessel, president, Diné College
  • Deborah A. Santiago, co-founder and chief executive, Excelencia in Education
  • Liz McMillen, executive editor, Chronicle Intelligence, The Chronicle of Higher Education

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