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November 15, 2021
November 15, 2021, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and New Jersey City University (NJCU) have been selected to participate as a team in the Aspen Institute-American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Transfer Student Success and Equity Intensive (TSSEI) Cohort.
This prestigious Transfer Intensive is a one-year, privately funded initiative consisting of monthly sessions to support partnerships between community colleges and four-year universities in advancing practices and policies associated with improved, more equitable transfer student success. The sessions provide practical support in accelerating transform reform. Topics will include setting a bold transfer vision, defining long-term goals for transfer success and equity outcomes, identifying strategies to support seamless academic pathways to baccalaureate programs, and transforming culture. The program is supported through the Ascendium Education Philanthropy.
“As always, we are very proud to partner with NJCU, and to have been chosen as part of this nationally recognized initiative,” said Dr. Christopher Reber, President of HCCC. “We thank the Aspen Institute and AASCU for their leadership in providing more equitable educational opportunities for the men and women of our community. The deeply rooted HCCC-NJCU partnership has been beneficial to thousands of students, and this initiative is testimony to the importance of our alliance.”
“We are grateful for the outstanding community college partnerships that New Jersey City University shares with institutions like Hudson County Community College,” said Dr. Sue Henderson, President of NJCU. “The prestigious Aspen Institute and AASCU initiative provides NJCU and HCCC with financial support to sustain and strengthen academic programming and student support in order to ensure that our region has an educated workforce. We look forward to working with Chris Reber and his team to realize this goal.”
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster values-based leadership and provide a nonpartisan forum for the exchange of ideas to solve problems. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Aspen Institute events have attracted presidents, statesmen, diplomats, judges, ambassadors, and Nobel laureates over the years, enriching and enlivening the Institute as a global forum for leaders.