The Florida Summit on Accelerating Transfer Success schedule is designed to provide attendees with an intimate experience that allows for interactivity and best practices sharing. With a complimentary breakfast and lunch, there are plenty opportunities to network and engage with state and national transfer advocates.

2019 Conference Schedule

Location: Student Union | Pegasus Ballroom



7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM
Poster Presentations & Networking

Opening Remarks

8:30 AM
Dr. Maribeth Ehasz, Vice President
University of Central Florida

Keynote Presentation

8:45 AM
Dr. Janet L. Marling, Executive Director
National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students


9:45 AM

Updates From The Florida College System

10:00 AM

Master Session

11:00 AM
Dr. Michael Preston, Executive Director
Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities


11:30 AM


12:30 PM


Breakout Session 1 – Educational Session

12:45 PM

SOAR and TAP with us at FAU! The Transfer Onboarding & Engagement Experience

Dr. Katie Burke & Ian Mainwaring
Breakout Room I

A Case Management Approach to Connecting with Transfer Students

Carly Walters & Anthea Henderson
Breakout Room B

From Onboarding to Graduation: How Two Institutions Create a Bridge for Transfer Success

Dr. Jake Shilts & Neelam Mahmood
Breakout Room G


Breakout Session 2 – Educational Session

1:45 PM

Creating “Seamless Pathways” for STEM Transfer Students: Identifying Obstacles, Designing Solutions

Tekla Nicholas
Breakout Room I

Peer-to-Peer Learning for 21st-Century Transfer Success (Retention & Workforce Readiness)

Samyr Qureshi & Dr. Paul Nagy
Breakout Room B

Engaging Faculty in Transfer Student Success Efforts

Dr. Jason Dodge
Breakout Room G

Closing Session: Call To Action

2:45 PM
Dr. Jeff Jones | University of Central Florida
Mr. Aaron Holland | University of South Florida
Dr. Janie Valdes | Florida International University


3:45 PM