Keynote speakers announced for March 3 mentoring summit

Vincent Tinto, distinguished university professor emeritus from Syracuse University and author of “Through the Eyes of Students,” and Gail Gibson, who leads the Kessler Scholars Collaborative, will be the keynote speakers for Pitt’s 2023 Mentoring and Advising Summit on March 3.

During the virtual event, participants will learn about specific tools, techniques and theories to support undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs as they chart goals both before and after graduation.

Gibson and Provost Ann Cudd will discuss the shared responsibility for campus student success efforts, particularly for first-generation students. The Kessler Scholars Collaborative is a national network dedicated to student success.

Tinto’s work focuses on sense of belonging and emotional well-being of students as key to success in higher education. Omid Fotuhi, a research associate in the Learning Research & Development Center, will engage in a conversation with Tinto.

The summit runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3, with a variety of different sessions. The summit agenda has four dedicated tracks and content specific to these areas. Attendees can follow one specific track, move between tracks, or not follow any track. To further personalize the experience for attendees, tags have been assigned to every session so that attendees can search, filter and find topics and themes: #Inclusion #Technology #Collaboration #StudentSuccess #Wellbeing.

Register here for the summit and find more details on the concurrent sessions.