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Philadelphia, PA July 20-22, 2022

In-Person Conference

  • Welcome Reception
  • Keynotes, Panels & Workshops
  • Rooftop Dinner & Celebration
  • Live Q&As with Presenters

*Group discount available

All-Virtual Experience

  • All-Virtual Conference Experience
  • Exclusive Speakers
  • Live Q&As with Presenters
  • Digital Networking

*Event airs July 28-29.

See Ya Next Year!

Whether you joined us in person, virtually, or both, thank you for being a part of the Pathways Community! We want to especially thank all the speakers and Suitable partners for making Pathways the amazing event it is. Keep an eye on your inbox or at Suitable.co for more great content and see you next year!

 

Pathways 2022 In-Person Conference

Registration has begun for Pathways 2022! Our in-person conference takes place July 20th-22nd in Philadelphia, PA. Join us at the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown - Rittenhouse Square. More Info >>

  • Welcome Reception
  • Keynotes, Panels & Workshops
  • Rooftop Dinner & Celebration
  • Live Q&As with Presenters
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Pathways 2022 All-Virtual Experience

Join us July 28th & 29th for the Pathways 2022 All-Virtual Experience. Check out intensive workshops, exclusive speakers, a virtual networking hall and more!

  • All-Virtual Conference Experience
  • Exclusive Speakers
  • Live Q&As with Presenters
  • Digital Networking

Featured Speakers

Steve Burrell

Steven Burrell Ed.D.

Chief Information Officer, Northern Arizona University

Audrey Murrell

Audrey Murrell Ph.D.

Professor, Author & Researcher, University of Pittsburgh

Karen Boston-2

Karen Boston Ed.D.

Senior Assistant Dean & Chief Student Officer, University of Arkansas

Tracey Hanton (2)

Tracey Hanton M.A.

Assistant Director, Career Development, Purdue University Fort Wayne

Courtney Bigger

Courtney Bigger

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programming University of Maryland

Meg Underwood

Meg Underwood M.Ed.

Director of Professional Development and Outreach, Purdue University Fort Wayne

Buck Jordan

Buck Jordan M.Ed.

Student Success Center Director Purdue University Fort Wayne

Missy Gutkowski

Missy Gutkowski M.SW.

Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning Bucknell University

Chelsea Donovan

Chelsea Donovan M.Ed.

Program Manager John Carroll University

Derran Reese

Derran Reese M.Div.

Director of Center for Careers and Experiential Learning, Abilene Christian University

Brad Crisp

Brad Crisp, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Business Administration, Abilene Christian University

Daniel Hemhauser

Daniel Hemhauser

Student Speaker of Distinction Rutgers University

Jeremy Taylor Ph.D.

Jeremy Taylor Ph.D.

Dean, Institute for Career Readiness and Lifelong Learning, Defiance College

Keely Latopolski, Ph.D.

Keely Latopolski, Ph.D.

Director of Professional Development and Engagement, The University of Alabama

Donovan E.C. Bethea

Donovan E.C. Bethea

Business Administration Student at North Carolina A&T State University

April Ross

April Ross MBA

Student Professional Development Program Director, University of North Georgia

Duane Williams, Ph.D.

Duane Williams, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Leadership & Engagement, Montclair State University

Crystal McCormick, M.Ed., G-CDF, CWDP

Crystal McCormick, M.Ed., G-CDF, CWDP

Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Duquesne University

In-Person and Virtual Agendas

July 20th July 21st July 22nd July 28th July 29th
Mark Visco Jr. Dom Visco

Wednesday, July 20 at 5:00 PM, EST

Welcome Reception!

Kick-off Pathways 2022 by joining us for an opening presentation by Suitable's co-founders and a reception to follow!

Sean Carson

Sean Carson

Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 AM, EST

All-Attendee Breakfast

Start Day 2 on a full stomach! This hot breakfast buffet will be open from 7:30-9am.

Matthew Brink

Matthew Brink

Thursday, July 21 at 9:00 AM, EST

A Culture of Competency: NACE's 4 Pillar Framework for Career Readiness, Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success

By Matthew Brink, Assistant Executive Director, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Sean Carson Sarah Ratekin Tracey Hanton Courtney Bigger

Thursday, July 21 at 10:30 AM, EST

Best Practices For Co-Curricular Learning and Competency Development

Hear from your peers at schools across the country as answer questions about practical strategies and best practices for leveraging the co-curricular experience to drive student engagement & success outcomes.

Sean Carson Karen Boston

Thursday, July 21 at 12:00 PM, EST

Lunch & Learn: Students Achieving Milestones (S.A.M): Preparing Students with Transferable Skills for Life

By Karen Boston and Sean Carson

Dr. Audrey Murrell

Dr. Audrey Murrell

Thursday, July 21 at 1:00 PM, EST

CONCURRENT SESSION - Dr. Murrell's Mentoring Workshop

Join Audrey Murrell as she shares and explores her book on creating mentorship programs, shares best practices and more.

Missy Gutkowski

Missy Gutkowski

Thursday, July 21 at 1:00 PM, EST

CONCURRENT SESSION - Student Engagement with Alumni & Professionals

See how Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University has become successful in building high-impact, experiential opportunities for students utilizing their alumni, parent, and employer community.

Chelsea Donovan

Chelsea Donovan

Thursday, July 21 at 2:00 PM, EST

CONCURRENT SESSION - Suit Up: How John Carroll University's Boler College of Business Utilizes Suitable to Create Well-Rounded Business Professionals

Since utilizing Suitable within the John Carroll University Boler Professional Development (BPD) Program, we have been able to efficiently identify student needs and curriculum requirements. This session will take a look at how BPD uses Suitable to ultimately tell the story of our business students in the professional development program. The competencies achieved by students help them become a well-rounded business professional, ready to enter the workforce.

Meg Underwood Buck Jordan

Thursday, July 21 at 2:00 PM, EST

CONCURRENT SESSION - Prove it! Reflection For Assessment and Relevance

If students can prove to us they learned something from an event or activity, they are actively proving the ROI to themselves and practicing talking to employers about their efforts. Use reflections to see if students are learning what you thought they would and get qualitative feedback on your activities. PFW has revamped our professional development program through Suitable and the reflective component has been the most valuable and affirming component.

Sean Carson

Sean Carson

Thursday, July 21 at 3:00 PM, EST

Coffee Break

Brief intermission before Steve Burrell's keynote.

Steve Burrell

Steve Burrell

Thursday, July 21 at 3:15 PM, EST

Managing An Institutional Technology Portfolio That Enhances Student Experiences and Drives Successful Student Outcomes

By Steve Burrell

Daniel Hemhauser

Daniel Hemhauser

Thursday, July 21 at 4:30 PM, EST

Student Speaker of Distinction

Sean Carson

Sean Carson

Thursday, July 21 at 4:45 PM, EST

Conclude Day 2

That's a wrap!

DJing Courtesy of Buck Jordan

DJing Courtesy of Buck Jordan

Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 PM, EST

Rooftop Evening Reception & Celebration

Join us for dinner, cocktails and dancing as our own Buck Jordan spins records by the Sonesta Pool deck!

Sean Carson

Sean Carson

Friday, July 22 at 7:30 AM, EST

All-Attendee Breakfast

Don't miss your chance to fuel up for the final day of Pathways 2022. Breakfast is served from 7:30-9am.

Derran Reese Brad Crisp

Friday, July 22 at 9:00 AM, EST

ACU Compass: Roadmaps for Holistic Student Formation

The recipe for student success consists of multiple factors. Determining what those factors are for your students requires schools to look inward.What do we value as an institution? What kind of learner does our education support? What is our vision of the future?These answers, infused with data & insights, will help clarify the most important elements of your school's student experience. At Abilene Christian University, they landed on 5 'lanes' of growth outside of the classroom that are key to a student's holistic development at ACU.

Angela Visco

Angela Visco

Friday, July 22 at 10:15 AM, EST

Suitable Partner Awards Ceremony

Join us for an awards ceremony celebrating the amazing things our partners have accomplished this past year.

Sean Carson

Sean Carson

Friday, July 22 at 11:00 AM, EST

Pathways Concludes

One final closing message from all of us at Suitable before the Pathways 2022 In-Person Conference is in the books!

John Steele

John Steele

Thursday, July 28 at 9:30 AM, EST

Pathways Quizzo

Everyone's favorite Suitable Quiz Game is BACK!

John Steele

John Steele

Thursday, July 28 at 10:45 AM, EST

Opening Remarks

Your official welcome to the Pathways 2022 All-Virtual Experience!

Matthew Brink

Matthew Brink

Thursday, July 28 at 11:00 AM, EST

Keynote Recording/Live Q&A

Watch the Pathways 2022 In-Person Conference Keynote from NACE Assistant Executive Director Matthew Brink. Then join us after for Live Q&A with Matthew.

Sean Carson Sarah Ratekin Tracey Hanton Courtney Bigger

Thursday, July 28 at 12:30 PM, EST

Competency Panel

Hear your peers from schools all across the country answer questions about best practices for leveraging the co-curricular experience to drive student success.

Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor

Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 PM, EST

How to put the Hire in Higher Education

Defiance College implemented a 4-year, required career readiness program called Jacket Journey. Join Dr. Jeremy Taylor as he dives into how the college has been able to maximize student participation in career readiness activities.

Tracey Hanton

Tracey Hanton

Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 PM, EST

The Endorsed Career Readiness Program

Hear how the team at Purdue Fort Wayne is working with students who felt like the Career Center wasn't for them and how they revised the program to be inclusive of more than just business students.

Donovan Bethea

Donovan Bethea

Thursday, July 28 at 3:00 PM, EST

Student Speaker of Distinction

Hear from Donovan Bethea, our Pathways 2022 Student of Distinction from North Carolina A&T State University

Angela Visco

Angela Visco

Thursday, July 28 at 3:15 PM, EST

The Pathways 2022 Distinguished Partner Awards

Join this live awards ceremony where we celebrate the award-winning accomplishments of our partners from across the country.

John Steele

John Steele

Thursday, July 28 at 4:00 PM, EST

Closing Remarks

Day 1 of our Pathways 2022 All-Virtual Experience is in the books. We'll have a few closing remarks and some virtual networking so join in.

John Steele

John Steele

Friday, July 29 at 10:45 AM, EST

Opening Remarks - Day 2

We kick off Day 2 with a few quick remarks on some of the insights from our first day of the All-Virtual Experience.

Steve Burrell

Steve Burrell

Friday, July 29 at 11:00 AM, EST

Steve Burrell Recording/Live Q&A

Northern Arizona University Chief Information Officer and Pathways 2022 Partner Keynote Steve Burrell shares a recording of his talk and hosts a live Q&A.

Crystal McCormick

Crystal McCormick

Friday, July 29 at 12:15 PM, EST

Lessons on Inclusive Leadership

Dive into the impact inclusive and diverse leadership has on student success and improving student outcomes.

Tracy Timby April Ross Duane Williams

Friday, July 29 at 1:00 PM, EST

Student Retention Panel

A panel featuring 3 different schools from across the country that dives into the proven approaches they're using for better retention and student outcomes.

Keely Latopolski

Keely Latopolski

Friday, July 29 at 2:30 PM, EST

Breaking Down Data Silos for Better Student Outcomes and Improved Retention

John Steele

John Steele

Friday, July 29 at 3:30 PM, EST

Closing Remarks

Thanks for joining us for Pathways 2022: the All-Virtual Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you wanted to know about Pathways 2022 but were afraid to ask!

What is Pathways?

Pathways 2022 is a unique higher ed event focused on advancement, strategy and innovation.

Whether you’re joining us in-person for our three-day event in Philadelphia, PA, or joining in for our 2-day virtual experience, you’ll hear from industry leaders, student success experts and successful innovators from all walks of life.

Pathways is an unrivaled event for education professionals looking to fuel leadership, maximize success and leverage core competencies within their campus community. Featuring insights and expertise from industry-leading trailblazers, diverse networking opportunities, unique keynotes and a venue in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, Pathways 2022 has it all.

Do I need to be a Suitable customer to attend Pathways 2022?

You don’t need to be a Suitable customer to attend Pathways 2022. If you are already a Suitable partner, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge on how to use Suitable to maximize the impact of strategic initiatives on your campus. If you’re not yet a Suitable partner, you’ll learn how our 100+ partner schools are leveraging mobile-first technology to become leaders in student engagement and career readiness. Whichever side you fall on, you’ll walk away with proven best practices for student success and data-driven strategies that you can’t find anywhere else.

Are there any COVID-19 guidelines myself or my staff should be aware of before we attend?

As we celebrate Pathways 2022, the safety of our conference guests is our top priority. To protect against the spread of COVID-19, all attendees at our in-person event in Philadelphia this summer will be expected to adhere to the local guidelines below to keep your fellow guests, speakers and other hotel patrons safe during the event.

  • We aren't requiring proof of vaccination for entry to the conference, but if an attendee or member of our staff begins feeling sick while attending the conference, they are to be sent home and not return.
  • Masks are not required but guests are welcome to wear a mask at at their comfort while attending the event. 

These will be kept updated as local guidelines adjust. For any questions or concerns relating to the Pathways 2022 COVID-19 guidelines, please email John Steele, john@suitable.co. We look forward to sharing a safe, fun and informative event with you this summer!

How should I justify this conference to my University for funding?

Download our handy Pathways 2022 Justification Letter, offering valuable details on this one-of-a-kind event. Let your university know why they should send you to Pathways 2022 in Philadelphia, PA this July.

With this letter, you can:

  • Formally request approval and funding to attend Pathways 2022.
  • Show your university what you plan to accomplish while at Pathways 2022.
  • Articulate the costs related to attending, as well as, the immense value of what's included in your ticket.

Can I get an invoice for my ticket purchase?

Yes. You can get an itemized invoice for your Procurement Department.

To start, select your ticket by clicking on the button at the top of the screen. Choose your ticket type and quantity and press Select. When the registration form appears, you should see a Download Invoice link at the bottom. This will give you a blank invoice that corresponds with your ticket type. 

Look for this link at the bottom of your form

Download the file, fill in the blanks and you should be all set! 

Should we expect the ticket prices to increase after the pre-sale period ends?

There will be a price increase after the pre-sale period, so registering for Pathways 2022 early guarantees your spot AND saves your institution money.

The 2022 Pathways Awards Nominees

Outstanding New Program

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The Outstanding New Program is awarded to programs that launched after Pathways 2021. This award recognizes those that hit the ground running and built a strong foundation in a short period of time. Many have new and exciting plans to re-introduce the program through an in-person or hybrid experience this academic year. Please allow us to introduce this year’s Outstanding New Program winners.

Best Branding

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We all know how much of an impact branding can have on a program and its success. Creating a brand is essential for many reasons, some of which include increasing recognition of the program, improving its advertising and creating a bond with its targeted audience. These programs have created a thoughtful and consistent brand for their students and campus partners.

Best Incentives

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Some students are intrinsically motivated to get involved but a little bit of extrinsic motivation, whether through prizes or competitions, can go a long way. These programs implemented engaging incentives, from school and program-branded swag to experiential incentives including features on social media and special access to exclusive events and alumni.

Best Website

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A program website is highly encouraged as it allows students to easily find program details and contact information. These programs created web pages that are neatly and consistently branded, creative, and informative. Each link will be posted in the chat for you to check out!

Best Program Video

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Rounding out the subcategories within Best Promotion is Best Program Video. Each video was personalized to reflect its program, whether it was more serious or funny, all were informative and exciting – it also looked like there was some behind-the-scenes fun! Each program video is displayed on the program’s websites and will be linked in the chat so we encourage you to check them out when you have a chance.

Best Social Media Presence

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Social media is a form of communication and entertainment that, as we know, is heavily utilized by college students. Best Social Media Presence is awarded to programs that actively and effectively use one or more social media platforms to promote their program, whether that be through LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok.

Most Completed Activities

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Which Suitable partner racked up more completed activities than any other? Completed activities show that students are excited to progress through the programs you've created and that your program clearly demonstrates value to them as they go. We are excited to recognize these Suitable leaders.

Most Engaged Student Orgs

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Suitable allows colleges and universities the ability to empower student organization leaders to build activities, orientation materials and more, and hold their student orgs accountable for completing them. This award recognizes schools and these student org leaders for encouraging progress that will serve students through their college career and beyond.

Highest Student Engagement

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Student engagement rates denote your program's success in capturing the attention of your students and helping them move towards their goals. With some of the highest student engagement rates this year, we are excited to honor these schools and the engaging, enticing programs they created on the Suitable platform.

Most Engaged Partner

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The Most Active Suitable Partner is another new award category to acknowledge those who have shown exceptional dedication towards furthering their program and relationship with Suitable. These partners have served as champions in their programs and have provided support to their peers, whether they were veterans or rookies.

Suitable Champion

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The Suitable Champion is someone who promotes Suitable whenever they have a chance--from conference stages to campus meetings. We couldn't do what we do without our champions--they show students and faculty the way and we are excited to honor them with this award.

Innovator Award

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Suitable Innovators push student success forward with clever ideas and program configurations, ways of examining data and more that allow us all to learn from them and create better programs ourselves. We are excited to honor them with this award.

Suitable Spirit Award

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Suitable spirit award recognizes a few programs we felt embody many of our Suitable values which consist of Teamwork, Creativity, Excellence, Diversity, Integrity, Persistence and Grit. Whether it’s through their enthusiasm and dedication to student success, their creativity in delivering a program that every student can participate in, or the determination to do whatever it takes to break down silos and work across campus, these programs go the extra mile and, much like Gritty, have fun along the way.

The Dr. Audrey Murrell Award for Innovation Towards Student Success

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This award honors our most long-standing partnership. Dr. Audrey Murrell embodies all the awards outlined above--spirit, innovation and grit--while becoming a Suitable Champion at the University of Pittsburgh and beyond as the host of our Suitable Innovator Series show Re-Envisioning Student Engagement. We are excited to honor her with this award.

The Distinguished Program Award

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Our final category is the Distinguished Program. This award recognizes programs for their expertise in using Suitable to best serve their student population while supporting their mission and vision.. We would argue that all of our programs are distinguished but want to highlight three partners who have gone above and beyond this past year. Please join us in congratulating this year’s Distinguished Program Award winners.

 

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