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Strategies for a Holistic Student Experience
Student mental health is one of the most difficult and pressing issues facing colleges and universities today. Having largely ignored the issue for years, but now in the wake of the pandemic, higher education must develop a holistic approach to engage and retain its students.

This webcast will examine how institutions can better ensure all students have the support and opportunities they need to thrive inside and outside the classroom. Hear from current higher education professionals about their research on this topic and the strategies they are finding that foster a culture of student wellbeing on campus. The webcast will cover the following topics and more:

• What’s driving the need for colleges and universities to deliver more than just teaching?
• What are some mental health-focused strategies, including informal care and efforts at counseling centers, that appear to re-engage students?
• Why does mental illness disproportionately impact marginalized groups? What approaches seem to minimize the impact on these groups?

There are many potential hurdles, but college and university leaders can implement various measures to help students feel better supported. Attend this webcast to learn how.

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Sep 28, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Doug Lederman
Co-founder and Editor @Inside Higher Ed
Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. He helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University.
Dr. Pardis Mahdavi
Provost and Executive Vice President @University of Montana
Dr. Mahdavi currently serves as University of Montana (UM)’s provost and executive vice president, overseeing academic and student support operations of the university. Mahdavi joined UM from Arizona State University, where she served as dean of social sciences. In that role she oversees 11 schools and 25 centers with 800 faculty members and 30,000 students. Prior to her leadership post at ASU, she served as acting dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, dean of women at Pomona College and president and director of the Pacific Basin Institute.
Luoluo Hong
Vice President for Student Engagement & Well-Being @Georgia Institute of Technology
Luoluo Hong is a passionate educator, courageous leader and energetic student advocate who joined Georgia Tech as the inaugural VP for Student Engagement & Well-Being on August 1, 2021. Prior to this role, Luoluo served the CSU system for seven years -- first as VP for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Title IX Coordinator for SFSU and then as AVC for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management in the Chancellor’s Office. She was also VC for Student Affairs at the University of Hawaiˈi at Hilo. Dr. Hong has taught undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and been an affiliated faculty member in a variety of disciplines, including Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Psychology and Criminal Justice & Criminology. Luoluo holds a BA in Psychology from Amherst College, a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University and a PhD in Educational Leadership & Research from LSU in Baton Rouge.