Return to Earn: Insights for Supporting Comebackers to Completion and Careers


California Competes, in collaboration with CaliforniaAttain! partners, conducted research and organized a community of practice to better understand the needs and experiences of returning students. This panel discussion delved into the findings of the resulting publication and explored what was learned and the next steps for both institutions and the state to better support comebackers and increase re-enrollment and degree attainment. 

Webinar Panelists:

  • Melanie Dixon, Executive Director, ProjectAttain!
  • Ben Fell, Interim Associate Dean, College of Continuing Education, Sacramento State
  • Buffy Tanner, Director of Innovation and Special Projects, Shasta College
  • Laura Bernhard, Senior Researcher, California Competes (Moderator)
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