Enhancing Minority Attainment
Beginning in 1991, Indiana University Kokomo hosted the Enhancing Minority Attainment Conference, bringing together educators, community leaders, activists, artists, and others to share ideas and promote achievement and opportunity for minorities in the United States.
"IUK's in-depth, hands-on working conference is an attempt not only to call attention to the inherent barriers minorities face in higher education, but to learn how to break down those barriers. We expect that during this conference, educators from predominantly white area institutions will learn from the successfully proven programs established by our speakers, and from the presentations by a representative sampling of minority students.
This conference was born from the observations that many conference focusing on minority attainment simply state the problems and offer no solutions, and many panelists have themselves never personally encountered the problems minorities in higher education edure.
This conference promises to provide a forum for educators and administrators to more effectively address the academic, social, and cultural needs of minority students."
- Purpose, first annual Enhancing Minority Attainment conference