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Virtual Learning Community - Washington State University: Plenary Six
What’s the secret in the sauce, so to speak? Recruitment and retention of students is the foundation of all successful collegiate recovery communities. Remember, you can’t have a collegiate recovery program without the community of students. Additionally, your campus administration is probably like most, and have a focus on retention and graduation rates as part of their performance metrics. From large 4-year state universities to local community colleges and everything in between, collegiate recovery student recruitment and retention is critical to the longevity of your program. Join us April 29th, as collegiate recovery and recovery high school experts explore real world examples, strategies, and emergent best practices for engaging new and returning students.

Participants will:

- Learn how key investments, such as space, staff, institutional support, and an attractive and supportive culture, provides a strong foundation for sustainable collegiate recovery programs.
- Understand the importance of student recruitment and retention to a collegiate recovery program.
- Discuss challenges of student recruitment and retention during the time of COVID19.
- Listen to real world examples of effective and impactful collegiate recovery programming.

Meet our speakers:

Olivia Dale Pape is the director of the WVU Collegiate Recovery Program.

Jonathan Lofgren is the founder of the Collegiate Recovery Program at Minneapolis College.

Seth Welch is the Substance Use Disorder Professional and Student Family Advocate at the Interagency Recovery High School in Seattle, WA.

This event is sponsored by Washington State University.

Apr 29, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Olivia Dale Pape
Director of the WVU Collegiate Recovery Program @West Virginia University
Olivia Dale Pape is the director of the WVU Collegiate Recovery Program. She is a person in long-term recovery and a founding member of the WVU CRP. Olivia is passionate about helping collegiate recovery communities integrate support services for students in eating disorder recovery. She is also dedicated to providing trainings and education to recovery allies. Her diverse professional background includes public health communications and programming, as well as organizational wellbeing. Olivia is an endurance runner and a lover of pizza. She believes in balance always, in all ways.
Jonathan Lofgren
Founder of the Collegiate Recovery Program @Minneapolis College
Jonathan Lofgren, a native Minnesotan, holds a Ph.D. in Education - specializing in Training & Performance Improvement from Capella University, is a MN Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional Diplomat. Dr. Lofgren has 30+ years of behavioral health and education experience. Jonathan is a faculty member at Minneapolis College and a visiting faculty member at other regional colleges and universities. Jonathan designed, developed and launched Adler Graduate School’s Co-Occurring Disorders master’s degree specialization, Minneapolis College’s Student African American Brotherhood program, and Minneapolis College’s Collegiate Recovery Program. In 2016, Dr. Lofgren was a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Outstanding Educator of the Year recipient. Jonathan is an active member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, the MARRCH Education Committee, and much more.
Seth Welch
Substance Use Disorder Professional and Student Family Advocate @Interagency Recovery High School
Seth Welch is the Substance Use Disorder Professional and Student Family Advocate at the Interagency Recovery High School in Seattle, WA. He worked as a Chemical Dependency Professional for 10 years at various Treatment Centers, Mental Health Organizations, Juvenile Drug Court and currently with Seattle Public Schools. He attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science and a Chemical Dependency Certificate from Seattle Central College. He completed a Master of Social Work at University of Washington. He is also a person in long-term recovery having been sober for over 11 years. Seth is a veteran who served in the military for 8 years as a journalist in the Public Affairs Office. He also worked for Americorps and taught the GED. His hobbies are soccer, snowboarding, and traveling. In May of 2020 Seth and his fiancé Sasha who is also a Counselor and person in long-term recovery, will welcome their first child into the world.