On March 7, Catharine Bond Hill will be joined by Dan Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall, and Harold Levy, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, on a panel discussion at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. The panel will take place in Salon G, Hilton Austin Downtown, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

Strategies to Help Lower-Income Kids Go To College

Attaining a higher education is more important than ever. By some estimates, the earnings premium for holding a bachelor’s degree is as much as 80 percent. Yet, highly talented lower-income students are less likely to graduate with a college degree than their higher-income peers. We can change this. Colleges and universities have enhanced their efforts to promote opportunity despite significant financial constraints. We showcase working strategies to enroll and graduate lower-income students.

For more information, and to register, please visit the SXSW EDU website.