Webinar- Uplifting Campus Resources: Part 1: Refugee Student Enrollment & Leveraging Financial Resources

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, the Presidents’ Alliance and co-sponsor Duolingo English Test hosted a webinar, Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Ed, PART 1: Refugee Student Enrollment & Leveraging Financial Resources.

This was part 1 of a two-part series. Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Education provides an overview of resources and effective practices for campuses to enroll and support refugee students, focused specifically on refugee students on F1 student visas and humanitarian parole. The webinar series covers a broad range of topics that will set the stage for future more in depth workshops and communities of practice.

In Part 1, leading campus and organizational experts shared resources and models on 1) Supportive & Inclusive Recruitment & Application Process 2) Understanding Documentation & Immigration Pathways, and 3) Leveraging Financial Resources.
  • Find the Google Drive folder that contains the slide deck, speaker bios, and our Partner resources here.
  • The presentation slides can be found here.
  • A tip sheet with the resources shared can be found here.


Speakers Included:

  • Karen Bartlett, Associate Director of International Admissions, Middlebury College
  • GianMario Besana,  Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning, DePaul University
  • Marissa Hill-Dongre, Assistant Director for Compliance and Legal Affairs, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, University of Minnesota
  • Rosie Hughes, Asst. Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer, UNHCR
  • Lee Nimocks, Kentucky Council Postsecondary Education (CPE)
  • Emma McLeavey-Weeder, Lead Strategic Engagement Executive, Lead of Access Program, Duolingo English Test
  • Isabel Schroeder, Program Manager, WES Global Talent Bridge
  • Comboni (Jamal) Tutu, Student, Middlebury College

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, we hosted Part 2, Limited Access: The Landscape of In-State Tuition for Displaced Students, where we focused on building on-campus support for refugee students. You can watch the webinar here.

If you have any questions or have an interest in learning more about a particular topic, please feel free to contact Laura Wagner, Director of Refugee Student Initiatives,

Thank you to our sponsor!