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2017 State System Summit

Session 27

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

A Safety Net for Kutztown Students

  • 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM

The KU College of Visual and Performing Art's Early Intervention Program provides academic support for creative students from all backgrounds and experiences. This presentation explains the program's history and process, focusing particularly on the challenges faced by students from under-represented minority populations. It includes presentations by two student participants in the program detailing their academic challenges and successes, the role of EIP i their education, and what has motivated them to persist in their education.


Travon Erwin-Toney, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. Chery Hochberg, Professor of Art and Art History at Kutztown University
Dr. Hochberg has been at KU since 1990 and served as chair of KU’s Department of Art and Art History from 2007-2017. Since January she has been the CVPA Early Intervention specialist, and starting in summer 2017, she assumed the role of Coordinator for the Applied Digital Arts BFA program. Dr. Hochberg is also a practicing studio artist with numerous exhibitions and artist residency fellowships to her credit.

Dr. Michelle Kiec, Interim Dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University
Dr. Kiec balances a career as a clarinetist and administrator. Dr. Kiec is a frequent conference presenter in the areas of student success, enrollment management, career development, distance education, and assessment. She earned degrees from Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Tre' Patillo, Undergraduate student at Kutztown University

Destiny Fisher, Undergraduate student at Kutztown University