Whittier College Part of "Building Blocks to 2020" Website

Image removed.The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) unveiled a new website (www.buildingblocks2020.org) today designed to highlight and support efforts by nonprofit private colleges and universities, such as Whittier College, to increase the number of at-risk students they enroll, and to boost the retention and graduation rates of various student populations. Five Whittier College programs are highlighted on the website including the College's First-Year Experience, Cultural Center, and Professional Opportunities Program.

The website is the central component of Building Blocks to 2020, a national initiative organized by NAICU and CIC to help the nation meet President Obama's call to make the United States first in college completion by 2020.