A woman smiling outside for the Transfer Summit Pathway

Friday, May 17, 2024
Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (View Map)

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The University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s 2024 Transfer Pathways Summit will bring together hundreds of community college practitioners, scholars, and students from across the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is to spark new collaboration and build new on-ramps into four-year institutions for community college students.

Together, we will inspire change to enhance equitable participation in higher education; improve transfer, access, and retention policies; and support racial equity and campus climate in post-secondary education pathways.

Summit Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Please check back later for more details

Who Should Attend

  • Community college leaders (e.g. Presidents, Senior Staff, Directors)
  • Community college practitioners
  • Community college students
  • College faculty focused on study of higher education systems
  • Graduate students


  • There is no cost to attend the event

Schedule at a Glance

8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast & Check-in TBD
9 – 10 a.m. Welcome Address/Keynote #1
Dr. Frankie Santos Laanan
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Session #1 TBD
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Session #2 TBD
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch / Keynote #2
Speaker TBD
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session #3 TBD
3 – 4 p.m. President’s Panel Discussion TBD
4:15 – 5 p.m. Keynote #3 TBD
5 – 5:30 p.m. Wrap-Up TBD

Featured Speakers

Eboni Zamani Gallaher headshot photo

Dr. Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher
Renée and Richard Goldman Interim Dean,
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Executive Director, Council for the Study of Community Colleges

Frankie Santos Laanan

Dr. Frankie Santos Laanan
Dean of the College of Education
University of Utah

Carrie Kisker

Dr. Carrie B. Kisker
President, Kisker Education Consulting Group
Director, Center for the Study of Community Colleges

Linda Garcia

Dr. Linda L. García
Executive Director,
Center for Community College Student Engagement,
University of Texas, Austin

Keynote Speakers

Keynote #1 - Welcome Address


Keynote #2 - Lunch Address


Keynote Speaker #3


Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session #1




Breakout Session #2



Breakout Session #3




Presidential Panel

Details to be announced soon.

Hotel Accommodations

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A hotel block will be held at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center until April 16, 2024. Rooms are being held at a reduced rate beginning at $158/night.

The hotel is located adjacent to the conference site and is centrally located on Pitt’s campus.

Hotel information


For questions or more information, please contact Megan Brennan at meb201@pitt.edu.


We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Transfer Pathways Summit!

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