On Monday, October 30, Catharine Bond Hill is speaking on “How to get more low-income students into selective colleges” at the CLIMB Initiative kick-off conference at the University of Texas at Austin. She will be joined on the panel by James Montoya (The College Board), Connie Betterton (The College Board), Susan Dynarski (University of Michigan), Richard Kahlenberg (The Century Foundation), and Logan Powell (Brown University).

From the CLIMB website:

The Collegiate Leaders in Increasing MoBility, or CLIMB, Initiative is a partnership between leading higher education economists, policymakers, and a diverse range of U.S. colleges and universities. CLIMB is linking data on long-term outcomes to application and attendance data provided by our higher education partners. This connection will allow us to harness the power of big data and predictive analytics to get under the hood of collegiate engines of mobility to identify trends in and improve student mobility after graduation. CLIMB’s main goal is to produce research that leads to concrete policy solutions for increasing upward mobility in America.

The CLIMB Initiative kick-off conference is an invitation-only, national event that will bring together senior college and university administrators, researchers, nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, and higher education thought leaders. Attendees will participate in the conversation around higher education and economic mobility, launch the CLIMB Initiative, and highlight current best practices and emerging approaches for helping larger numbers of students succeed.