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Dec 9, 2019

Nance Roy, chief clinical officer at the Jed Foundation, and Jan Collins-Eaglin, associate dean of students for wellness and personal success at Pomona College and an advisor at the Steve Fund, talk about effective strategies to help at-risk students on college campuses.

After the discussion, hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa talk about the future of the FUTURE Act, which until it expired Sept. 30 provided a vital funding stream for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority serving institutions. Legislation to restore the initiative has been revived in the Senate, where it was approved last week.


Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Conversation with Nance Roy and Jan Collins-Eaglin

ACE Pulse Point Survey – Student Mental Health and Well-Being

College Student Mental Health and Well-being: A Higher Education Today blog series

American College Health Association (ACHA)

Active Minds

Healthy Minds Network

JED Foundation

The Steve Fund

Mary Christie Foundation

Center for Collegiate Mental Health



20x30 Learning and Action Network

Investing in Student Mental Health: Opportunities and Benefits for College Leadership


Senate Passes HBCU Funding, FAFSA Changes
Inside Higher Ed | Dec. 6, 2019

Letter from ACE and 43 other higher education association to the Senate urging immediate passage of the FUTURE Act (PDF)

Protecting Our Future: FUTURE Act campaign site from UNCF


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Lorelle Espinosa is the vice president for research at ACE. In this role, she is responsible for developing the organization’s thought leadership and research agenda and for ensuring a consistent evidence base across ACE’s array of programs and services.

Jon Fansmith represents ACE and its members on issues related to the federal budget and appropriations process, with a particular focus on student aid.