Postsecondary Equity Network

The Postsecondary Equity Network, convened by St. Louis Graduates, brings together colleagues from over a dozen colleges and universities to advance racial and socio-economic equity in higher education. Participants use an equity-mindedness framework to disaggregate data, analyze policy and practice, and engage leadership and students in creating systemic change. The Network stems from the Advancing Racial Equity Network Institute held in November 2019 and builds on the collaboration of St. Louis Graduates and five four-year institutions through the St. Louis Talent Hub.

Participating institutions include:

  • Fontbonne University
  • Harris-Stowe State University
  • Maryville University
  • McKendree University
  • Missouri State University
  • Saint Louis University
  • St. Louis Community College
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Webster University

Community partners involved in PEN include:

  • Grad Force KC/KC Degrees
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • MO Dept of Higher Education and Workforce Development