Dr. Candis Best to Present at Prestigious SXSC Festival

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – March 3, 2014 - St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Candis Best, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Human Services at SJC, is slated to present at the prestigious South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas on March 3 and 7.

As one of the “Future 15” presenters at SXSW, Dr. Best will give a talk entitled, “Closing’ At-Risk Undergrads on Staying Enrolled.” She will also co-facilitate a SXSW Core Conversation entitled, “Digital Divide or Sinkhole: Tech Famine in the US.”

“It comes as no surprise that Dr. Best was invited to speak at this year’s SXSW,” said SJC’s Executive Dean and Professor of History and Sociology Dr. Richard Greenwald. “St. Joseph’s has been the beneficiary of her innovative ideas and dedication to student learning for many years, and I am elated that she has this forum to showcase and share her excellence in developing positive student outcomes.”

An inspiring thought leader in higher education, Dr. Best has helped hundreds of students and professionals to use their genius minds to leave a legacy through self-leadership and service. In her upcoming book, “Your Genius Mind: Why You Don’t Need to Be a College Graduate But You Do Need to Think Like One,” she takes the “Growing Genius Minds” movement global. Dr. Best currently serves as an associate professor and chairperson for the Departments of Human Services and General Studies at SJC’s Brooklyn Campus. She resides in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Follow Dr. Best on Twitter @CandisBest to receive updates from her SXSW appearance.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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