GEAR UP Kentucky

2023 Institute for a College-Going Culture

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2023 GEAR UP Kentucky
Institute for a College-Going Culture
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Campbell House | Lexington, KY

Institute Agenda for Educators
All sessions listed below are taking place in the Barn Ballroom. 

8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration + Pastries & Coffee
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Welcome & Setting the Stage
Kim Welch, Executive Director, GEAR UP Kentucky
Dr. Aaron Thompson, President, Council on Postsecondary Education
Chris Collins, CoolSpeak

10:30 a.m.-Noon  Session 1, featuring Chris Collins
Note: Dr. Thompson's invitation-only session is in The Barrel Room.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon + Plenary Speaker Joaquin Zihuatanejo
1:30-2:25 p.m. Session 2, featuring Joaquin Zihuatanejo
2:30-3:25 p.m. Session 3, featuring Carlos "Chu" Ojeda, Jr. 
3:30-4:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Speaker Lilyan Prado Carrillo + Snacks


The Institute for a College-Going Culture will inspire and equip you with motivation, tools, and strategies to:

6 hours of EILA credit available! Pick up your certificate at the end of the day.