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Office of Student Success

North Foundation Hall Rm 157
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-4480
Fax: (248) 370-4485

Office of Student Success

North Foundation Hall Rm 157
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4480
Fax: (248) 370-4485

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Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference

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2022 Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference

February 24-25, 2022

For the first time, the conference will be out-of-state!

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

Sandusky, Ohio

2021 Conference Theme

Student Success in a Pandemic: Lessons Learned

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in  immense change, expeditious innovation, dramatic shifts in policies and practice, and an outpouring of care and compassion for  students. This year’s conference will highlight exemplary strategies and practices that higher education institutions employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. From deploying unique teaching methods and virtual support services to leveraging social media and ensuring that students had access to the materials needed to be successful, to higher education professionals who exhibited resilience, grit and innovation during a very challenging time.

Conference Information

Conference Registration Cost:
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2022 Conference Schedule
Schedule of Events 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: onsite Sandusky, Ohio
Noon - 6:00 p.m.Conference Check-in at welcome table
1:00 p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Pre-conference Workshop for Ohio
Thursday, February 24, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Conference Check-in at welcome table and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10: 15 a.m.Welcome & Opening Keynote
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Session One
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Transition Time for Next Session
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Concurrent Session Two
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Concurrent Session Three
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Transition Time to Next Session
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Session Four
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Network Reception
Friday, February 25, 2022
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Conference Check-in at welcome table and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30a.m.
Day Two Keynote
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Session Five
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Transition Time to Next Session
10: 45 a.m. - 11:45a.m.Concurrent Session Six
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch and Closing Remarks
2021 Keynote Speakers
Keith Curry 
Headshot of Keith Curry Dr. Keith Curry is the President/CEO of the Compton College and Compton Community College District (CCCD). Compton College is the 114th California Community College, achieving initial accreditation status on June 7, 2017. Dr. Curry is responsible for overseeing all departments and functions of Compton College and Compton District and serves as secretary for the CCCD Board of Trustees.  Dr. Curry is an active member of the Foundation for Compton Community College District, the Association of California Community College  Administrators, the California Community College Athletic Association, the Statewide Association of Community Colleges (SWACC), and the President’s Roundtable. His areas of expertise include preparing students for higher education; bridging the digital divide; establishing partnerships  among postsecondary institutions, and ensuring access for all students.

Dr. Curry has adopted a slogan, “Every student is a success story.” He believes every community college student can be successful with the right academic and student support services. Dr. Curry has taken a strong stance in the ability of community colleges to provide quality education to students and to provide an environment of educational excellence.

Laura Schreiner
Headshot of Laurie Schreiner Dr. Laurie Schreiner is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University in southern California. An award-winning teacher and researcher, her most recent work on college
student thriving has studied over 50,000 students from 150 universities across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has led to numerous publications as well as the edited book entitled  Thriving in Transitions: A 
Research-Based Approach to Student Success. Schreiner is author of the Thriving Quotient, an instrument designed to assess the malleable intellectual, interpersonal, and psychological qualities associated with student success in college. 

In addition to her research on thriving college students, Dr. Schreiner has co-authored numerous instruments and publications, including the Faculty Thriving Quotient and The Student Satisfaction Inventory, as well as books on sophomore success. She has consulted with over 150 colleges and universities on issues of student success and thriving, the sophomore-year experience, strengths-based education, retention, academic advising, student satisfaction, and effective teaching strategies. 



The GLRSSC committee wishes to express their gratitude to The Kresge Foundation, as our main sponsor, and the following sponsors for their financial support and enthusiasm for this conference.