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Innovation in Student Equity: Cleveland State’s Approach to Leveling the Playing Field
The cost of test prep and credentials can pose a significant barrier to those pursuing graduate degrees or professional certifications -- a barrier that especially impacts students from historically excluded groups. In the spring of 2022, Cleveland State University (CSU) became the first state school to provide all of its students access to free prep courses for graduate-level admissions exams, such as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT, as well as licensure and credentialing programs.

Join CSU's Brittany Wampler and Kaplan’s Kim Canning on Thursday, February 2, at 2:00 P.M. ET for an in-depth look at how the school embraced this new model for enhancing student access, including a walk-through of the initiative’s inception, planning, implementation and student outcomes thus far.

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Brittany Wampler, M.Ed.
Director, Career Development & Exploration @Cleveland State University
Brittany Wampler has spent the entirety of her career in higher education supporting students via advising, retention, student success initiatives, programming, graduate and professional school support initiatives, and in the last year, overseeing the Office of Career Development & Exploration at Cleveland State University as Director. Understanding industry, where we are growing and going, elevating the experiences of graduates and creating opportunities are at the core of her work to date. Brittany earned degrees in communication and Spanish from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, a graduate degree in higher education administration from Kent State University and has spent most of her career in public higher education. She was selected by Crain’s Cleveland as one of the “40 Under 40” in 2020. She also served as the first President for the Ohio Health Professions Advisors up until 2020 and now serves on the Leadership Council for the Cleveland Leadership Center.
Kim Canning
Vice President, University Partnerships @Kaplan
Kim Canning is the Vice President of University Partnerships at Kaplan. The University Partnerships team is focused on working with universities and colleges to provide academic and support resources at an institutional level. Kim has worked at Kaplan for over twenty years and has spent the last seven building meaningful, institutional partnerships with schools as part of this team.
Petros N. Minasi, Jr. (Moderator)
Senior Director, Pre-Health Programs @Kaplan
Petros Minasi has over two decades of experience working with pre-meds, and continues to teach Kaplan's MCAT programs. He has held a wide variety of positions during his tenure, including launching Kaplan's MCAT live online offering over a decade ago, overseeing the ongoing advancement and evolution of Kaplan’s MCAT programs and working closely with pre-medical organizations, advisors and members of the medical school community.