2019 Student Success Summit

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The Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place

2 WaterFront Place

Morgantown, WV 26501

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2019 Student Success Summit

The future is now: full STEAM ahead

A P-20 Collaborative Event

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, West Virginia Community and Technical College System, and the West Virginia Department of Education (and with support from Texas Instruments) are pleased to announce that the 2019 Student Success Summit will be held July 24th and 25th at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, WV. The Student Success Summit is a collaborative event focusing on creating seamless and supportive lifelong learning systems for our state's students.

The Summit is appropriate for anyone interested in supporting student development and achievement, including educators, counselors, and administrators from the pre-school, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education systems; workforce development professionals; community development specialists; business and community leaders; parents; and students!

There is no cost to attend the Summit; however, travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the participant. The event is being held at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place. Room rates for this conference are set at $149.00 a night. Please call 1-800-630-2594 to reserve your room. Please identify yourself by the group name, Student Success Summit, in order to receive the special group rate. To book your group rate for the Student Success Summit online, please do so here.


There are many other hotels in the Morgantown area, including (but not limited to):

  • Courtyard Marriott (University Town Center exit) - (304) 599-1080
  • Fairfield Inn (University Town Center exit) - (304) 598-5006
  • Springhill Suites (Sabraton exit) - (304) 225-2500
  • Residence Inn (near WVU Hospital and Stadium) - (304) 599-0237
  • Euro-Suites (Evansdale Campus) - (304) 598-1000
  • The Holiday Inn & Suites (Pineview Drive Area) - (304) 241-6649
  • Candlewood Suites (University Town Center exit) - (304) 241-2411
  • The Chestnut (Downtown Morgantown) - (304) 777-4100

Please note that individuals are personally responsible for parking costs if they are NOT a guest of the Waterfront.

Continuing education units for school counselors will be offered. Certificates of participation will be available for all attendees who complete an event survey online. The number of CEU hours will be determined closer to time.

Early registration and conference check in will begin at 4 p.m. on July 23th and continue until 7 p.m.

The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. on July 24th and continue until 4:30p.m. Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Keynote speakers will be announced in the coming days.

On July 25th, the sessions will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. that morning.

Space is available for up to 500 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. You must register by July 19, 2019 to attend.

Topics for the Summit include the following:

  • Adult Basic Education;
  • Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance;
  • Attracting and Serving Adult Learners;
  • Behavior and Mental Health;
  • Bullying Prevention;
  • Career and Technical Education;
  • Career Exploration and Preparation;
  • College Access and Awareness Initiatives;
  • Community Engagement;
  • Early Grades Instruction and Transition;
  • Early Warning Indicators;
  • Effective Mentoring Models (including peer-to-peer models);
  • Exemplary Programs;
  • Financial Aid Awareness and Instruction;
  • Grant Writing;
  • Higher Grades Instruction and Transition;
  • IEPS for ALL Students;
  • Middle Grades Instruction and Transition;
  • Military Partnerships;
  • Multiple Pathways to Completing Education;
  • Overcoming Social/Emotional Barriers;
  • Parent and Family Engagement;
  • Partnership Building;
  • Postsecondary Instruction and Transition;
  • Student Engagement;
  • Student Voice;
  • System Wide Student Support and/or Inter-System Collaboration;
  • Transitions for Students with Disabilities;
  • Transitions Bridge Programs;
  • Utilizing Data Effectively; and
  • Workforce Development.

With support from Texas Instruments.

Information for Exhibitors:

Public, non-profit, and fo-profit organizations are invited to exhibit during the entirety of the 2019 Student Success Summit. The Gallery Walk is the only opportunity for organizations to exhibit during this conference. Cost to exhibit is $100/table.


  • Those wishing to exhibit during the Gallery Walk should register at the link above.
  • Exhibitors will be provided with a single 8' display table. Outlets and table linens will not be provided.
  • Each exhibit must be staffed during the duration of the Student Success Summit.
  • Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • There is a fee to exhibit during the Gallery Walk; additionally, all exhibitors are asked to donate door prizes of up to $25 in value for conference participants (examples include t-shirts, gift cards, mousepads, etc.). Door prizes must be mailed to Heather McChesney (1018 Kanawha Boulevard East, Suite 700 Charleston, WV 25301) no later than July 10th.
  • All individuals from a single organization should register as a group.
  • Exhibitors who also plan to attend the Student Success Summit as a conference participant should also reserve participant/presenter tickets at the link above.

Exhibitor Set Up Schedule:

July 23, 2019
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

July 24, 2019

6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

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