LATC’s Mike Cartney to speak at U.S. Education Department summit in Washington D.C.

August 10, 2022

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Lake Area Technical College (LATC) President Mike Cartney has been invited to serve as a guest panelist during the US Department of Education’s one-day summit called Raise the B.A.R: Bold + Action + Results in College Excellence & Equity tomorrow (Thursday) in Washington, DC.

Cartney was selected because of the ongoing commitment of LATC to ensure that low-income students and students of color are able to enter college, thrive, and cross the stage on graduation day.

During the summit, Cartney will specifically address the subject of Strategies for Addressing Enrollment Declines.

LATC has seen an unprecedented enrollment growth of nearly 40% over the last eight years, which goes against the trend of enrollment decline of colleges and universities across the county.