On March 8, Elizabeth Davidson Pisacreta will be speaking on a panel about the American Talent Initiative at the College Board Middle States Regional Forum in Philadelphia. She will be joined by William Hite, Jr., Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia; Dimity Palmer-Smith, Director of Partnerships, College Access & Success – America Achieves ; Courtney McAnuff , Vice President of Enrollment Management, Rutgers University; and Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Princeton University.


The American Talent Initiative (ATI), supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is an alliance between the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, Ithaka S+R and 97 top colleges and universities. ATI members are united in a shared, national goal of educating an additional 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students in the ~290 colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to hear from ATI representatives from member campuses across the Middle States region about the importance of this initiative, how their campuses plan to contribute to ATI’s national goal, and how they are marshalling resources and using data to ensure that their goals for expanding college pipelines for lower-income students are met. Participants will take away key insights into how higher education leaders, community colleges, access programs, and K-12 educators, can work together to expand college opportunity.

For more information, please see the conference website.