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President Huot Joins White House Summit

Keene State College President to Join President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden at White House College Opportunity Summit

On Thursday, December 4, Keene State College President Dr. Anne Huot will join President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The Summit will bring together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofits and others that are committed to supporting more college opportunities for students across the country.

This year’s summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college going, and supporting colleges to work together to dramatically improve persistence and increase college completion, especially for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.

“As the president of a public college, one of my main charges is to make an education at Keene State College accessible to a wide variety of potential students who exhibit the drive and perseverance to earn a college-level education. More than 40 percent of Keene State’s students are first in their families to attend a four-year college. Keene State offers critical services to keep these students in college through to the completion of their degrees,” said Dr. Huot. “Leaders in higher education have a responsibility to continue to find new ways to support first-generation and underrepresented students, because college graduates have incredible knowledge and passion to take into the world. Making it possible for more people to earn a college education means we are improving the future of our country and our world.”

For more information on how to cover the Summit, please contact Media_Affairs@who.eop.gov and include “College Opportunity Summit Coverage” in the subject line. For an interview with President Huot, please contact Kelly Ricaurte.

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