Whittier College Part of "Building Blocks to 2020" Website

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Whittier College part of building blocks to 2020 website.The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) unveiled a new website (www.buildingblocks2020.org) today designed to highlight and support efforts by nonprofit private colleges and universities, such as Whittier College, to increase the number of at-risk students they enroll, and to boost the retention and graduation rates of various student populations. Five Whittier College programs are highlighted on the website including the College's First-Year Experience, Cultural Center, and Professional Opportunities Program.

The website is the central component of Building Blocks to 2020, a national initiative organized by NAICU and CIC to help the nation meet President Obama's call to make the United States first in college completion by 2020.