David Lassner

David Lassner

On Thursday, December 4 University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner will join President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit.

The summit will bring together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofits and others that are committed to supporting more college opportunities for students across the country.

This year’s summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K–12 and higher education partnerships to encourage students to attend college, and to support colleges that work together to dramatically improve college completion, especially for first generation, low-income and underrepresented students.

“I am excited to be invited to another White House Summit. The Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative is one of the University of Hawaiʻi System’s major strategic priorities and this will be a wonderful opportunity to share Hawaiʻi’s progress and plans and to learn about best practices from around the country,” said Lassner.