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Recruiting African American Men: Strategies to Boost Admissions & Retention


Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Retention rates for African American men are shockingly low and remain one of the most pressing and complex issues in American higher education today. How can you strengthen your recruitment of African American males while also helping these students persist and graduate? Join us for this highly-informative, 60-minute webinar to discover:

  • Conversations about race & gender as a strategic enrollment initiative
  • Tactics to identify campus hurdles to African American male success
  • Ways to position yourself as a campus that values African American men
  • How to prevent stop-outs & drop-outs with academic intervention measures

Program Highlights

  • Strategies to Attract More Students: Recruiting African American Men

    • How to develop an enrollment management plan which responds to needs
    • What you must consider - unique experiences of African American men
    • Tactics to ensure your campus is positioned for successful recruitment
  • Minority Identity Development: Using Theory to Inform Programming

    • Strategic steps to achieve balance while encouraging growth
    • Ways to develop an ethnic & gender-sensitive approach
    • Keys to engage students from the point of contact - active mentorship
  • Connecting with African American Men: Critical Engagement Strategies

    • How to manage emotions connected with negative campus experiences
    • Steps to raise comfort on campus - redefine institutional responsibility
    • Examples of success - discover what other schools are doing
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Parris Carter is Executive Director for Student Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, Titusville campus where he oversees all areas of student life, coordinates retention efforts, and serves as a senior team member for the institution.

  • He previously served as the Dean of Students at Wilberforce University for almost a decade. His role as the Dean of Students at the oldest private HBCU in the country entailed a broad range of student development and enrollment management initiatives.
  • Carter will complete his Doctoral studies in July of 2016. His degree in Higher Education with a focus on Ethics and Social Justice will compliment his over 15 years of professional experience.
  • He has worked with all levels of educational institutions on leadership and identifying best practices to move the institutions forward. His knowledge of recruiting and retaining students at the undergraduate and graduate level, have enabled him to share his expertise with institutions and professionals at several universities around the country.

Program Benefits

Discover effective strategies and innovative techniques to strengthen the recruitment of African American males while helping them persist and graduate.