Monday, October 20, 2014

Austrian Conference Explores Global Diversity Issues

SALZBURG, Austria — For the past few years, Kimberly Reyes has been spending a lot of time thinking about disparity, access and equity issues at American colleges and universities. 

Reyes, 33, a third-year Ph.D. student in higher education at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, was one of more than fifty participants who journeyed to this small European city to take part in the Salzburg Global Seminar “Students at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them: A Global Perspective.” 

For Reyes, the weeklong experience of trading ideas with scholars concerned about the plight of disadvantaged students across the world has only strengthened her resolve to want to make a lasting impact with students in the United States.

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