Public Relations

10/30/2007 - Washington, D.C.

NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR TODAY'S PRESS CALL FROM 10:30 a.m. CT to 11:00 a.m. CT today

On Wednesday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m. CT (12:00 p.m. ET) The National Association of System Heads (NASH), in partnership with The Education Trust, will announce a major multi-state initiative to increase the number of college-educated Americans and ensure that graduates include far more young people from low-income and minority families. The 19 participating higher ed systems will be publicly pursuing aggressive goals aimed at improving overall student outcomes and, by the year 2015, closing by at least half the gaps in both college-going and degree completion that separate low-income and minority students from others.

For a copy of the press release announcement and accompanying data slides, visit


A telephone news conference to announce the NASH Access to Success initiative


Tom Meredith, NASH President and Commissioner, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
David G. Carter, Sr., Chancellor, Connecticut State University System
Sally Clausen, President, University of Louisiana System
Antonio García Padilla, President, University of Puerto Rico System
William E. Kirwan, Chancellor, University of Maryland System
Gordon H. Lamb, President, University of Missouri System
Charles B. Reed, Chancellor, California State University System
Mark Rosenberg, Chancellor, State University System of Florida
Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust


Wednesday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m. CT (12:00 p.m. ET)
To access this call, dial (866) 682-6100 or (201) 499-0416


Stephanie Germeraad, Director of Communications, The Education Trust
(202) 293-1217, x. 354

Annie Mitchell, Communications Director, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
(601) 432-6493

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