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Keynote Speaker Dr. Terrell Strayhorn speaks with Midwestern Regional Forum attendees after his session.

When Dr. Terrell Strayhorn took the stage to open the 2016 Midwestern Regional Forum, he expressed some lofty goals: to inform, inspire, and encourage the audience to take action. To that end, he suggested that this may be the right time not only to ask new questions, but to revisit the answers to old questions and see if they still make sense when it comes to effecting change in higher education.


At Forum 2015 in Washington DC, the College Board hosted a wide line-up of exemplary leaders who work daily to increase equity, access, and success in education. We also heard from inspiring students about which factors most affected their college preparatory experience. If you were unable to attend Forum, or want to relive a talk through sharing it with your colleagues and students, please check out the links below:

Addressing the Needs of First-Generation Students
“Diverse Perspectives on First-Generation Students,” a panel discussion at the Middle States Regional Forum in Baltimore, addressed issues and challenges related to students who are the first in their families to attend college.
How to Access, Understand, and Use PSAT/NMSQT Scores

This post originally appeared on the Forbes website on Jan. 12, 2016. Read the original here.

Members in the News: As justices weigh affirmative action, Michigan offers an alternative

Dr. Kedra Ishop, enrollment manager at the University of Michigan and member of the Higher Education working group and the SAT Committee at the College Board, was featured in a New York Times article after she increased the number of minority students in the University's 2015 freshman class by almost 20 percent in one year.

Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College and College Board Trustee

Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College and College Board Trustee was featured in an article on, produced by the Hechinger Report about his work at Paul Quinn College, transforming the institution and bringing it back from the financial brink.

November is National American Heritage Month.

Last November marked the 25th anniversary of Native American Heritage Month. This yearly celebration provides a platform for Native Americans throughout the U.S. to share their culture and traditions. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, we’re highlighting two professional programs at the College Board that focus on supporting Native American student success.

Getting to Know Ericka Miller, College Board's new Chief of Membership, Governance, and Higher Education
All Access got to chat with incoming Chief of Membership, Governance and Higher Education Ericka Miller about what drew her to the College Board, and how to choose the right climate for your next travel adventure.
Current SAT vs. New SAT: Which Should I Take?

This post originally appeared on on Nov. 19, 2015. Read the original here.

The 2015-16 school year is a unique one for the SAT because students in the class of 2017 — today’s juniors — have the option of taking two different versions of the exam.

Students Natural Baptiste, Lucy Tiblier, Jacob Lockhart, Maria Velasco with Doug Christiansen at the College Board Forum
High-achieving students sat down with Vice President of Membership Barbara Cronan at Forum 2015's closing plenary to talk about the importance of education and the obstacles they've had to overcome in their quest for excellence.