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2018-19 Adviser Forum West has ended
Welcome to Los Angeles, and to 2018 Forum West!
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times**

Dear CAC family,
Welcome to my home state of California and our Adviser Forum West! We are thrilled to have you here in the City of Angels and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome USC Corps! Fight on!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Yours,
Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Khadija Tejan

University of Missouri
East Regional Director
Khadija is a native of Jefferson City, Missouri and a May 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri, having earned a bachelor's in political science with a minor in history. She also completed a master's of educational policy, organization and leadership, with a concentration in higher education, in December 2013 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Khadija served two years as a college adviser with the Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) at Riverview Gardens High School in St. Louis from 2010 to 2012. Upon completing her service with MCAC, Khadija joined the Illinois College Advising Corps as a College Retention Coach and was later promoted to Program and Retention Coordinator. Khadija rejoined MCAC as a Regional Director in the summer of 2015. She is responsible for the supervision of college advisers serving in urban and rural areas of Missouri.