2011 Annual WCAN Conference

Nearly three hundred youth-serving professionals involved in college access converged on Philips Hall on the UW – Tacoma campus last month to share best practices and hear from experts on ways to ensure all students have the opportunity and tools they need to succeed in higher education. Hosted by Washington College Access Network (WCAN) – an organization College Success Foundation co-founded and supports, the conference emphasized the importance of community networking to promote college access for low-income students and sustain the early college commitment.


WCAN Director Lee Lambert, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, UW-Tacoma Assistant Chancellor Equity and Diversity Dr. Sharon Parker and CSF-Tacoma Director Ruby Love collaborate at annual WCAN Conference.

Lambert facilitates a panel discussion on the College Bound Scholarship.

Alliance for Education Community Engagement Manager, emphasizes how community collaboration improves collegiate success and scholarship opportunities.

CSF Chief Academic Officer Sue Byers, University of Puget Sound Professor Dr. Dexter Gordon and Lambert meet after inspiring keynote address.

Lambert, GEAR UP Program Associate Director Weiya Liang  and CSF President and COO Dr. Deborah Wilds review the conference agenda.

Participants define values and principles that enable them to effectively work cross-culturally.

Statewide Conference


950 Pacific Ave
Suite 1250
Tacoma, WA 98402

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