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FYE Conference

Focusing on the First Year Conference

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Ohio Union, check-in and opening at Archie Griffin Ballroom (East)

Keynote speaker

The 2023 keynote speaker will be Laura Perna. Laura W. Perna is Vice Provost for Faculty, GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education, and Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her program of research focuses on identifying how social structures, educational practices and public policies promote and limit college access and success — particularly for students from groups that are underrepresented in higher education.

Dr. Perna earned a PhD in education and a master's in public policy from the University of Michigan and bachelor’s degrees in economics and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Academy of Education, fellow of the American Educational Research Association and past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.


Registration for the 2023 conference is now closed, and we are at capacity. Thank you for your interest.

The cost to attend is $35 per person, which can be paid via Workday. Please register for the conference and then submit a non-catalog requisition with First Year Experience as the supplier (SPL-0000117). Please note the name(s) of the registrant(s) in the Memo to Suppliers field on the requisition.