LATI PRESIDENT CARTNEY TO ATTEND WHITE HOUSE COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY SUMMIT
WATERTOWN, SD – On Thursday, December 4, Lake Area Technical College President Mike Cartney, 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.
The summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college attendance, and improving persistence and increasing college completion, especially for first generation, low-income and under-represented students.
Lake Area Technical College has been a top ten national finalist for the Aspen Community College Excellence Award three consecutive times, and has one of the highest graduation and placement rates in the nation. President Cartney comments, “We are certainly privileged to be part of this summit and honored to be recognized for all of the great work by our staff, students and community of Lake Area Technical College.”
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.