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Removing Barriers to Student Success

Edmonds Community College

This session features how one man’s story is translated into providing new students, whatever their circumstances, with greater access to the promise of college success. Online orientation provides that access and removes barriers to enrollment at the same time.

Sy Ear, EdD, was Dean of Student Success at Edmonds Community College and is a native of Cambodia. He was a first-generation college student and remembers the frustration of navigating the American college system. Today, he is focused on student success and works to remove barriers to higher education.