"We haven't been all that we can be in higher education. We have to be better. Nothing great comes from places of comfort."
— Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College
Illuminate 2022 attendees can replay their favorite sessions.
Transforming higher education
Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, delivered an inspiring keynote challenging attendees to be the change makers needed in higher education.
Bringing members and counselors together
For the first time, Common App welcomed the local counseling community to join admissions professionals at Illuminate. A panel and group discussion led by reporter Jeff Selingo covered the biggest challenges in advancing access for all students. The result was a rich, open, and overwhelmingly positive conversation.
Spotlight on change
During the conference – in panel sessions, small group discussions, and one-on-one conversations – enrollment professionals from member colleges examined the changing admissions landscape and the barriers and inequities that prevent so many from pursuing a college degree.
Participants heard from:
Common App's Data Analytics and Research team and representatives from the National College Attainment Network and the National Student Clearinghouse on this season's data trends
The Reach Higher team on how to engage with students on digital platforms
Enrollment leaders on the best admissions practices from the past two years
Common App's member relations team on how to make the most of your application