Scholars Speaker Series - September


Tuesday, September 17

The Invisible Wall: Overcoming Social Obstructions in Higher Education

The effort and acumen required for students to pursue their dream of a college education is substantial, and the obstructions potentially preventing them from degree completion are many. Dr. Sansone will explore how these roadblocks can hinder the ability of vulnerable/diverse populations to traverse class structures, and share research indicating that when societies demand student success for all groups, we all achieve.

Free and Open to the Public
Cash Bar
Light Refreshments

Presented by the College
of Education and Human Development

Vanessa Sansone

Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Center for Research and Policy in Education Faculty Affiliate
College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Sansone’s research agenda aims to advance equity and success for diverse student populations in higher education. A native of San Antonio and a first-generation college student, she holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from UTSA, a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from UTSA, and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio.


6:00 P.M. Doors open, cash bar available

6:30 P.M. Talk begins

7:15 P.M. Meet the speaker mix and mingle


1518 S. Alamo St. (directions)


For questions or more information, contact Edda Wallace at 210.458.5110 or

Scholars Speaker Series Vanessa Sansone