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Pathways to Student Development 2019 • Temple University • July 18th, 2019

Learn how to take your student development initiatives and co-curricular programs to the next level

In partnership with Temple University, we invite you to join us at Pathways, a first-of-its-kind event that will explore emerging trends, research, and approaches to student development and co-curricular programming. Be ready for a day of insightful talks, hands-on-workshops, and peer connections that will introduce new ideas or solutions relevant to your campus.

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We invite you to join us at Temple University as we convene like-minded individuals for a day of dialogue on student development and success. In this day-long event, you will hear peer leaders from universities across the region and country discuss the innovative work their campus is doing to drive outcomes.

You will also have the option to choose from a variety of interactive workshops from exploring how to construct your first student development program, or learning new ways to enhance an existing initiative.

Join us now!

Pathways 2019 will be kicked off at 9 am EDT in the main room. The main room live stream will include the keynote speakers as well as an interactive panel. At 1 pm our workshop live streams will commence. Choose which workshop is best suited for you!


Keynote, Panelist - Jo Chytka
Keynote, Panelist - Jo ChytkaDirector of Academic, Career and Exploratory Studies Center (ACES)University of Wyoming

Jo is experienced in designing, implementing and leading fully integrated academic and career advising centers at the University of Wyoming, a moderately selective flagship institution with 13,000 students. She worked on the team that designed the SOAR program for all undergraduate majors at the University of Wyoming. SOAR is a competency-based program comprised of experiences that will shape, engage and prepare students to meet complex challenges for the future.

Keynote, Panelist - Dr. Audrey Murrell
Keynote, Panelist - Dr. Audrey MurrellDean, University Honors CollegeUniversity of Pittsburgh

Dr. Murrell, formerly the Associate Dean within the College of Business Administration and Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh, conducts research on student success, mentoring, as well as diversity and social issues in management. She was a part of Pitt’s strategic committee who oversaw their institutional program “The Outside the Classroom Curriculum”. Audrey wanted to personalize The OCC and so she constructed a track specific to her business students, called “The Pitt Business Outside the Classroom Curriculum”.

Panelist - Duane Williams, MPA
Panelist - Duane Williams, MPADirector for the Center for Leadership and EngagementMontclair State University

In this role Duane spearheads a broad range of programs and activities that support student persistence and achievement. He oversees multiple areas: Freshman and Transfer Student Orientations, Red Hawk Advantage Summer Bridge program, Experience Montclair program, Orientation Leadership program, Red Hawk Day activities, Adult learning program, Senior citizen Tuition Waiver program, New Jersey Department of Labor Training program, Veteran and Military Student Support Services, Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), and other academic programs designed to engage students at the University.

Panelist - Kate Markowitz
Panelist - Kate MarkowitzDirector of Undergraduate Enrollment, Fox School of BusinessTemple University

For the past 12 years Kate has worked for Temple as an Admission and Enrollment specialist helping to recruit and retain high performing undergraduate students. In 2008 Kate created the Fox Immersion Program which tracked co-curricular activities students participated in outside the classroom. In 2017 this program was rebranded as the Fox Leadership Development Program with over 8,000 students being tracked on the Suitable platform. Kate holds a BBA from Fox ('06) and a MS in Sport and Recreation Administration from the School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management.

Program Schedule

From networking to peer-led workshops, you'll be in for a day of valuable connections.

9:00 amCoffee & NetworkingLight breakfast with coffee, infused with some networking
9:30 amWelcome by SuitableWelcoming remarks by Vice President of University Partnerships, Sean Carson
9:45 amKeynote - Dr. Audrey MurrellDean, University Honors College
10:30 - 10:45 amBreakRefreshments available
10:45 amPanel with PartnersInteractive panel that will also take questions live from the audience
12 pmLunchCatered lunch included. Hear from Jo Chytka and a student from Temple University
12:10 - 12:40 pm Keynote - Jo ChytkaDirector of Academic, Career and Exploratory Studies Center (ACES)
12:45 - 12:55 pmStudent SpeakerRaksha Balaji, Temple University
1 pmConcurrent Interactive WorkshopsPeer-led workshops with different tracks
1 pmTrack A - How to construct a programFacilitated by: Dr. Audrey Murrell and Jo Chytka
1 pmTrack B - How to enhance an existing programFacilitated by: Kate Markowitz and Duane Williams
2:30 pmBreakRefreshments available
3 pmSuitable: Company VisionHear from Co-founder & CEO, Mark Visco Jr.
3:50 pmBreakRefreshments available
4 pmConcluding RemarksThank you for participating! Get home safely!

Venue & Accommodation

Temple University Alter Hall
Temple University1801 Liacouras WalkMBA Commons – 7th Floor of Alter HallPhiladelphia, PA 19122Get Directions
Need accommodations?We've reserved a group block at the Sonesta with discounted rates. Please use the Pathways 2019 reservation link below:Sonesta - Pathways 2019
Join us now!

Pathways 2019 will be kicked off at 9 am EDT in the main room. The main room live stream will include the keynote speakers as well as an interactive panel. At 1 pm our workshop live streams will commence. Choose which workshop is best suited for you!