Dr. Robert Miller, Pasadena City College interim superintendent-president, has been invited to join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit on Thursday, Dec. 4 in Washington D.C.
In its second year, 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.
This year’s summit is expected to focus on encouraging students to attend college by building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher-education partnerships. It will also serve as an opportunity to provide support for colleges to work together on dramatically increasing college completion, especially for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.
“I am honored to join other nationwide leaders in higher education as we collaborate and focus on ways to improve student success,” Miller said. “PCC has worked diligently to meet the needs of its students and help them prepare for a 21st global workplace.”
As one of a small number of community colleges that were selected to attend the summit, PCC has a nearly 100-year history of serving the communities of Northeast Los Angeles. The college serves a diverse student population of more than 25,000 students and is 46 percent Hispanic/Latino, 21 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 5 percent African American. This diversity makes PCC one of the few colleges in the country that is both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (ANNAPISI)-eligible.
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. For more information about PCC, please visit www.pasadena.edu.