Pathways to Student Development • Virtual Conference • July 23, 2020

Come ready to learn.
Leave ready to empower your campus.

Pathways 2020 will unite a rapidly growing community of diverse leaders committed to transforming student success across higher education. Join us for a day devoted to enhancing your student success initiatives and elevating the student experience. Connect with thought leaders and peers over topics covering student engagement, retention, persistence, career readiness, experiential learning, first-generation students, advising, and many more.



After hosting 260+ attendees last year, Pathways 2020 will again convene the foremost community of university leaders and administrators focused on transforming student development and success. Only this year will be a completely virtual conference. We invite you to join us for a day of best practices, groundbreaking research, and educational sessions.

This year will also offer a host of new programming for attendees which includes a morning “Quizzo” to foster attendee interaction and see who knows their Student Success terminology (along with a hot prize for the winning team). During lunch, new solutions and product enhancements will be unveiled. Then, in the afternoon, finalists for our “Partner Awards” will be showcased.

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Pathways 2020 has concluded but you can still watch the recording! Register below to get the tips, insights, and best practices you may have missed.

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Partner Panelists



Tyler Wiersma

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Professional Development

Bryan School of Business and Economics

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


David Mothersbaugh

Associate Dean, Undergraduate and International Programs

Culverhouse College of Business

The University of Alabama


Kristin LaRiviere

Associate Director, Smith Undergraduate Program

Robert H. Smith School of Business

University of Maryland


Kate Markowitz

Director, Undergraduate Enrollment Management 

Fox School of Business

Temple University


Student Speaker of Distinction



Randy Hinh

Bachelor of Business Administration
in Accounting Candidate 

Fox School of Business, Temple University 

Class of 2023


Virtual Quizzo

Answer questions from the following categories. Sign up to play as a team or individually. Winners will receive an Ember Mug!


Product (web & mobile) Industry Terminology

Gen-Z Trends High Impact Practices


Awards Ceremony

New this year, we will be honoring the hard work and dedication of our partners with an awards ceremony. Join us as we announce the finalists of 5 featured categories.


Distinguished Program Award Outstanding New Program

Exceptional First Year Experience Best Branding

Best Incentives



Participate in a variety of talks and interactive sessions that will help elevate your programming. All times are listed in Eastern (ET) time zone.

Thursday Morning
Virtual Student Success Quizzo


Come with a team or be paired with one. This will be a fun way to see how much you know about student success while interacting with your peers.
Welcome by Suitable


Good morning! Make sure to be on time to start Pathways off right with a little morning motivation by yours truly, Sean Carson (Vice President of University Partnerships).
Panel of Peers
You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear this panel of your peers share their perspective, insights, and best practices. This high-powered panel will feature Kristin LaRiviere, Kate Markowitz, David Mothersbaugh, and Tyler Wiersma.
Featured Speaker: Jeremy Podany
The High Impact Career and Social Mobility Campus: Student Engagement Insights and Recommendations from the 2019 NACM Survey
Student Speaker of Distinction
Randy Hinh
Temple University, Class of 2023
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Candidate
Virtual Connections & Break I

Break for some virtual networking! Catch up with your peers and forge new connections.
Thursday Afternoon
Suitable: Company Vision & New Product Announcements 

Mark Visco, Co-founder & CEO, will reflect on the tremendous growth of Suitable since Pathways 2019. Plus, get a glimpse into the future of the company as Mark announces new product enhancements available to the Suitable community.
Headline Keynote: Dr. David Hood and Dr. Danielle Insalaco-Egan
University College at Montclair State University: A Catalyst for Change to Improve Student Retention.

Virtual Connections & Break II

Break for some virtual networking! Catch up with your peers and forge new connections
Headline Keynote: Dr. Audrey Murrell


Speaking From Experience: How To Construct, Launch, and Get Your Student Success Initiatives Funded
Featured Trend Session: Traci Harvey and Dani Donaldson
Helping first-generation students achieve their goals at Northern Arizona University
Awards Ceremony & Virtual Happy Hour
Make final connections and celebrate the conclusion of Pathways 2020 with the community. Networking rooms will be open as we honor the accomplishments of our partner schools who went above and beyond to serve their students over the past year. Feel free to bring your favorite libation or beverage!

That's a wrap! We'll see you for Pathways 2021.

Watch Pathways 2020!

Pathways 2020 has concluded but you can still watch the recording! Register below to get the tips, insights, and best practices you may have missed.

Register to Watch!