Past Event

They Said "Yes", Now What?

February 8, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Online Event

They Said "Yes", Now What?
Supporting underrepresented students to belong and thrive in the academy

Being accepted into a Columbia graduate program is a huge accomplishment, but navigating the academy can be daunting for first-gen and other historically underrepresented students. How can faculty and staff create the conditions for these students to not just feel included, but to belong and thrive?

Join us for a roundtable discussion moderated by Ixchel Rosal, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life. The speakers represent many years of experience in graduate student services and support, and they contributed to the Yield, Onboarding and Student Support section of the Guide to Equity-Based Graduate Admissions

  • Celina Chatman Nelson, Associate Dean of Academic Diversity and Professional Development, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Karma Lowe, Senior Associate Dean for DEI, Enrollment, and Community Engagement, School of Social Work
  • Laila Maher, Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs, School of the Arts
  • Judy Wolfe, Senior Associate Dean, Student Affairs, School of Nursing

This roundtable is designed for all involved with graduate admissions yield, onboarding and support services – faculty, admissions staff, student affairs and DEI staff.


Contact Information

Marianna Pecoraro