Watch Tracy’s Keynote Address from HERDI 2021
Together we make a difference.
Thank you for your support and allowing ConexED a seat at the table. I am deeply grateful for your personal commitment to your students and their success. In one of our HERDI sessions, I asked, “What drives College Presidents? What is their true passion?” They all said it was their students — to be able to look them in the eyes and say “Congratulations” at the graduation ceremony. Feeling your passion for students strengthens my passion. If you were able to listen to my story at one of the two HERDI dinners, you will know that I was that student who needed support in order to achieve my personal academic success and reach graduation. I needed support, not because I wasn’t capable or determined, but because sometimes you need a little guidance along the way.
And, of course, we all know there are lots of other students like me who need support as well, and getting the necessary academic support when it’s needed is often the difference between reaching graduation or falling short.
I was lucky. I made a human connection with someone who helped guide me at a time I needed it most. Not only has that encounter with another person made all the difference in my life, but it also continues to resonate with everything I do today.
What I have realized is that we are stronger together. If we come together and help each other, we will all have more success — in our schools, in our communities, and in our world.
Student success is everyone’s success.
I want to partner with you at any level that you feel is best. We can make a difference when we come together and collaborate on solutions for student success. We have a unique opportunity to create scalable and meaningful technologies that truly make a difference. My 100% ownership of ConexED enables us to work together in ways that might otherwise be impossible because we can focus fully on your students, staff, and school leadership needs. I am devoted to you as educators, as higher education leaders, and I want to be a part of the success stories your students tell.