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University Leaders Discover New Ways to Help Transfer Students Achieve Their Educational Goals in Response to Difficult Transfer Processes

Dr. Ángel Cabrera, president of George Mason University, discusses the difficulties faced by transfer students and how universities can better accommodate and encourage

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 9, 2017. In the tenth and final installment of the 2016-2017 President to President series, published today, Dr. Ángel Cabrera, Ph.D., president of George Mason University, describes the challenges associated with the transfer process and programs that can help students overcome them.

While addressing the competitiveness of today’s job market, Cabrera explains the lack of transfer students who receive degrees at four-year universities and the need to assist this population through programs designed to cultivate success. These include the University’s partnership with Northern Virginia Community College to ensure a smooth transfer process for those seeking a degree at George Mason University.

Encouraging a change in the educational system, Cabrera calls on university leaders to modify the transfer process and cultivate campus communities to make transfer students feel comfortable, confident, and successful.

The article is part of the 2016-2017 President to President series, published by Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services. The series is written by university presidents for university presidents and focuses on how institutions are developing innovative campus strategies that ensure positive business outcomes while enhancing the student experience.

Each month, a new chapter of President to President is authored by a notable leader in higher education whose institution is at the forefront of pioneering viewpoints and practices. Sodexo provides publishing support but exerts no editorial influence over the series. Chapters are distributed and promoted electronically and posted on president2president.com. Now at the end of this year’s ten-part series, all content will be published into a thought-provoking collection and made available online. The series will resume during the 2017-2018 school year, beginning in August.

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