Do graduation rates improve if students understand personal finance? Web Master | January 22, 2013 Financial Literacy and College Persistence Conference at Menlo College, January 18, 2013 On January 18, 2013, Menlo College and Citi Community Development will host leading educators and business professionals to identify the correlations that financial literacy programs and curricula have with college persistence and completion. This all-day conference is made possible by a generous contribution by Citi Community Development. Discussions at the event will explore the factors contributing to college persistence and the potential impact of improved personal financial literacy on students; on the higher education arena; and society. Academics are encouraged to submit original work. Featured Speakers Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, President of Citibank California Lewis Mandell, SUNY Buffalo Emeritus Valerie Coleman Morris, Journalist/Author Joyce Serido, University of Arizona Vincent Tinto, Syracuse University The moderator will be Arthurlene Towner, Emerita of California State University, East Bay. Donna Little, Associate Professor at Menlo College, will present on personal financial literacy program research.