Ask people of color if they are surprised by the alleged college admissions bribery case in the news, and they will likely laugh out loud. For years, the refrain has been that rich white students can buy their ways into the college of their choice — and, given the recent scandal, it looks like the […]
Author Archives: Laura Owen
Laura Owen, a research associate professor and director of the Center for Postsecondary Readiness at Success at American University, focuses on evaluating the impact of interventions and programs designed to address the persistent equity and access issues that so many students across the country face. A prior urban school counselor and district counseling supervisor, Owen co-led the SDSU White House Convening and assisted with the AU White House Convening “Connecting the Dots” which supported the former First Lady, Michelle Obama’s, Reach Higher campaign focused on increasing equitable and accessible pathways to postsecondary success for all students, Owen is also co-author of the "Revisiting the Path Forward Report."