Planning the UC Santa Cruz Student Experience

This event will bring a causal but focused conversation on the intersection of the built environment and community, its relevance to student success, and how alumni can contribute.

In a world of rising costs, enrollment, student debt, and the challenge to do more with less, the value of higher education seems tied to the actual human experience of going to college. How students learn is connected to how students live.

How do different aspects of the campus together impact the holistic student experience? How do we support higher education and meaningful personal growth within the living and learning community of UCSC, for students? How can links between living and learning address problems at the intersections of the student experience, such as housing and food insecurity, debt, and retention? What can it mean to reinforce the social and physical infrastructure of a campus to encourage active citizenship and help students care for themselves, each other, and the greater University community?

The panel is an opportunity for an honest and respectful conversation taking into account the context of challenging constraints of both the campus and students, and questions alumni may have. You are encouraged to bring your lunch.

Citlalli Aquino, Kresge ‘19, Vice President of Internal Affairs, SUA
Thảo Lê, Oakes ‘19, Organizer, Student Union Housing Working Group and Students United With Renters
Ben Leeds Carson, Provost of Kresge College and Associate Professor of Music
Miriam Greenberg, Professor of Sociology and Co-Organizer of Santa Cruz No Place Like Home Project
Ronnie Lipschutz, Emeritus Provost of Rachel Carson College and Professor of Politics
Dustin Rollins, Executive Director of College Student Life, UCSC Colleges, Housing, & Educational Services

Panel co-organized by:
April Yee, Oakes '02, UCSC Alumni Councilor
Matthew Waxman, Porter '06, UCSC Alumni Councilor
Maxine Jimenez, Kresge ’19, President Emerita, SUA

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Cowell College
257 Cowell-Stevenson Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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