2nd Annual FGLI Administrator Conference Group Photo

2nd Annual FGLI Administrator Conference Group Photo

The FGLI (First-Generation, Lower-Income) Consortium is a national organization that provides leadership, expertise, and resources around the experience of first-generation and/or lower-income college students at highly-selective universities and colleges. We develop and serve administrators who work directly with the FGLI population through knowledge sharing and relationship building, specifically through our annual conference. We serve as thought leaders to colleges and universities across the nation - consulting on best practices and offering guidance and recommendations on college access and success to educational professionals, non-profits & other stakeholders.


FGLI Consortium Membership

In Fall 2019, you can join us in leading the conversation on FGLI student success by becoming a member of the FGLI Consortium. Learn more by reviewing our membership document at this link.


Founding Executive Committee

(from left to right)

Devon Moore, University of Chicago (Director, Center for College Student Success)

Kourtney Cockrell, Northwestern University (Director, Student Enrichment Services)

Khristina Gonzalez, Princeton University (Associate Dean, Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion)


  • Sara Remedios Bloom: Columbia University (Associate Dean of Students)

  • Shakima Clency: Cornell University (Associate Dean of Students for Student Empowerment)

  • Jay Davis: Dartmouth (Director, First Year Student Enrichment Program)

  • Irene Ferguson: Johns Hopkins University (Associate Dean for Student Success)

  • Harvey Fields: Washington University in St. Louis (Assistant Dean for Student Success)

  • Rochelle Jackson-Smarr: University of Pennsylvania (Associate Director, PENNCAP)

  • Julio Reyes: Brown University (Fli Center Program Director)

  • Ireri Rivas: The University of Chicago (Director, Student Support Services)

  • Sharitza Rivera: Northwestern University (Assistant Director, Student Enrichment Services)

  • April Ruiz: Williams College (Associate Dean of the College, First Generation Initiatives)

  • Christina Smith: Northwestern University (Administrative Assistant, Student Enrichment Services)

  • Corey Stewart: Georgetown University (Director of Outreach and Engagement, Georgetown Scholarship Program)

  • Consuela Wilson: Notre Dame (Assistant Director, Office of Student Enrichment)


In August 2017, a group of administrators from institutions around the country convened at Northwestern University to discuss how we might share knowledge and best practices for our work supporting and empowering our FGLI students. Shortly after, the FGLI Consortium was launched as a national organization, providing leadership, expertise, and resources around the experience of first-generation and/or lower-income college students at highly selective universities and colleges.

The Inaugural FGLI Consortium Conference took place at Princeton University on February 18, 2018. Close to 100 faculty and administrators convened at Princeton to take a deep dive into the most pressing issues facing FGLI administrators and faculty. For two and half days, attendees came together to hear from inspirational speakers and presenters who challenged the group to think radically about transformational change that ensures first-generation and low-income students thrive at highly selective institutions. To learn more about the inaugural conference, visit this story from Princeton News.