A Bill Looks to Prioritize Underrepresented Student Success in Oregon Higher Ed
Meerah Powell, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Oregon legislators are considering a bill designed to create a task force focused on success for underrepresented college students.
If House Bill 2590 passes, a group of state lawmakers will be tasked with visiting postsecondary institutions across the state in order to meet with current, former and prospective students from underrepresented groups. The conversations are intended to help develop policy focused on student success—including academics, as well as college affordability, food and housing needs, and entry into the workforce after graduation.