Engaging Students for Success

May 10, 2023
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC | 8:00 AM–4:00 PM


Higher education is laser-focused on understanding what students need to be successful and engaged. The ability to create a culture that positively impacts academic performance and engagement is critical to the goals of all institutions regardless of academic program, mission, student demographics, and culture. Join us for insights on defining student success, implementing different types of programs and strategies, and aligning campus planning and facility design with institutional values to help students be successful and feel a sense of engagement, community, and belonging.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss tools that gather data on what your physical campus conveys to your students and how to communicate insights from that data to your leadership.
  • Use insights from student-focused professionals to build perspective on planning for belonging, community, and authenticity.
  • Outline proven design strategies for a campus that balances achievement with wellness.
  • Evaluate the fiscal and operational realities of planning projects that create meaningful connections.

Event Location
The symposium will be held at the Parr Center on the campus of Central Piedmont Community College.
Address: 1201 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
Parking: Deck 4, 1225 E. 4th St. Charlotte 28204

Keynote Speakers

Chris English Southeastern Community College
PresidentSoutheastern Community College
Sarah Fatherly
Provost & Vice President for Academic AffairsQueens University
Lee Grays
Interim Senior Associate ProvostThe University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Vice Provost for Student SuccessUniversity of Tennessee Knoxville
Tracy Moore
Associate Vice President for Student EngagementCentral Piedmont Community College

Southern Symposium Sponsors

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