Celebrating our tenth anniversary to advance equitable postsecondary attainment across Illinois.

The 2023 conference of the Illinois Education and Career Success Network was held Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois. 


Check out photos from our 10th-anniversary cocktail celebration and conference.

Sessions Archive

Session Overview

Success Network Director Edith Njuguna opened the conference with highlights from the Network’s first ten years.

Keynote speaker Dr. Amy Loyd, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education shared OCTAE’s vision for college and career success and information on new federal supports and resources available to support states as they implement and enhance these efforts. Following her remarks, she joined Jonathan Furr, Executive Director at Education Systems Center at NIU, to discuss equity-centered practices to support college and career success and how the work of the Success Network aligns with federal priorities.


  • Amy Loyd, EdLD, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Jonathan Furr, Executive Director, Education Systems Center at NIU
  • Edith Njuguna, Director, Illinois Education and Career Success Network
Session Resources