Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver remarks at the European Access Network (EAN)'s 20th anniversary conference in Amsterdam on Monday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m. She is delivering the 10th Maggie Woodrow Memorial Lecture, named after the founder of EAN who served as its executive director for 10 years. The title of Dann-Messier's remarks is, "Eyes on the Prize: Efforts to Achieve Greater Diversity, Equity and Excellence in Higher Education."
EAN, launched in 1991 with European Union support, is an association of universities, organizations, and individuals with a common interest in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and the annual conference brings together academics, practitioners, policymakers, researchers and administrators from around the world. A different European country hosts the conference each year. The title of this year's conference is: "Student Diversity in Higher Education: Conflicting Realities."