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Early College Students Surprise with Their Poise and Achievements

Stan Silverman

Stan Silverman, dean of the University of Akron’s Summit College in Ohio, gives his perspective on the college’s partnership with the Akron Public Schools. Akron Early College High School, based at Summit College, serves historically underserved high school students. Students are on campus early in their high school experience so that the University of Akron becomes as familiar to them as their neighborhood, thus easing the eventual transition to college.

This article is reprinted from the University of Akron, “Perspectives from the Provost.”