Leo M. Lambert and Peter Felten

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Gym, Koury Center

Elon University President Emeritus Leo M. Lambert and Peter Felten, assistant provost and executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon, will share insights from their book, “Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College,” as part of a panel discussion featuring five Elon alumni — Mirella Cisneros ’19, James Donnell ’19 L’21, Matthew Foster ’20, Yasmeen Lee ’20 and Natalie Green ’21.

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, the 2020 work draws from a nationwide survey of college graduates and hundreds of in-person interviews with students and faculty to look at how human connections contribute to academic success. The book makes a new and compelling case for the importance of personal connections on college and university campuses while providing guidance on how to foster those relationships.

Central to the book are the nearly 400 interviews with students, faculty and staff at 29 higher education institutions across the country with distinctly different profiles. The interviews were supplemented with research data collected by the Elon University Poll through a survey of 1,600 college and university graduates.

Lambert and Felten also co-authored the 2016 book, “Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most.”

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. For ticket information, call (336) 278-5610 or visit elon.universitytickets.com.