Beyond State Lines: Creating a Culture of Transfer

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Location: 
ASU California Center
Presented by: 
ASU Academic Enterprise

Transfer students represent more than a third of incoming students enrolled in four-year institutions across the nation, and a majority of these students start their college experience at a community college. Although 80% of community college students intend to finish their associate degree and attain a bachelor’s degree, only 16.7% of students complete their degree within six years of community college entry. 

The landscape of California Community Colleges serves the largest student population in the nation and is at the epicenter of the solution. Efforts to improve outcomes for transfer students must address their unique barriers to success, such as credit loss, credit applicability and navigation of institutional resources. 

Join us to hear from a panel of expert voices from ASU and California Community Colleges as they give their insights into the challenges ahead of us and the ways we can work together to collaboratively support learners in California prior to transfer. Topics include:

  • The role community colleges play in our society today.
  • The community college landscape in California and priorities for degree completion.  
  • How technology can be utilized to support transfers and solve the national transfer problem.
  • The importance of maximized credit transfer for applicability and not just transferability.
  • Exposure to alternative pathways to education (ASU Online, ASU Local).


Cheryl Hyman, vice provost, Academic Alliances, ASU


  • Nicole Albo-Lopez, interim vice chancellor, Educational Programs & Institutional Effectiveness, Los Angeles Community College District 
  • Rasmus Lynnerup, assistant vice provost, Academic Alliances, ASU
  • Dr. Mike Muñoz,  superintendent-president, Long Beach City College
  • Dr. Erika Endrijonas, superintendent- president, Pasadena City College
  • Meridith Randall, vice president, instruction,  Golden West College
  • Dr. Kristine DiMemmo, vice president, planning and development, Riverside City College