Better Together

Supporting Purdue's First-Generation Students 

Purdue System-Wide Virtual Forum

September 24 – 25, 2020

  • Strengthen relationships and share best practices across the system

  • Increase understanding and appreciation of the Purdue system campuses and activities

  • Establish a framework for system-wide collaboration

  • Identify system-wide and mutually beneficial collaborative projects including system-wide proposals for external funding


Kathleen F. Gabriel

Growth Mindsets & Mental Toughness: Key Ingredients for Student Success

Kathleen F. Gabriel is an associate professor at California State University (CSU), Chico, and an educational consultant. Besides receiving two teaching awards, she has authored three books about supporting at-risk students including her most recent Creating the path to success in the classroom: Teaching to close the graduation gap for minority, first-generation and academically unprepared students.

Kaye Monk-Morgan

Celebrating First-Gen Students: From Convocation to Graduation

A twenty-five year veteran of Student Affairs, Kaye Monk-Morgan offers a unique blend of executive vision, leadership acumen, and desire to help children with the greatest needs to gain access to and successfully complete college. She served as the Director of the TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science Center at Wichita State University and is currently the Assistant Dean of Students for the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


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