Creatively Addressing Financial Wellness: Research, Education, and Beyond
Thursday, June 15th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Presenters will examine the current financial wellness culture on campuses across the country by sharing results of an extensive literature review. In addition, presenters will share preliminary results of the 2016 Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness. An overview of innovative strategies used to address financial well-being will be shared, followed by a facilitated, interactive panel of staff from a variety of different institutions sharing their approaches to encouraging financial wellness on their campuses.
Dr. Cathy Montalto, associate professor, The Ohio State University
Dr. Anne McDaniel, interim executive director, Center for the Study of Student Life, The Ohio State University
Bryan Hoynacke, assistant director, financial wellness, The Ohio State University
This pre-symposium will help participants understand the various components that make up financial well-being. Facilitators and panelists will share results from the study along with practical experiences. Connections will be made to students’ total wellness. Facilitators will share the interconnectedness of the dimensions of wellness by sharing results from Ohio State’s wellness assessment and the national study.
Panelists and facilitators will share specific approaches that they use to address the complex financial issues that college students face through results of the literature review, the study, and interactive conversation. Throughout the presentation, presenters will address the need to make these efforts campus and community wide. Presenters and panelists will discuss ways to involve a broad representation of campus and community members through an advisory board.
Rounding out the pre-symposium will be a discussion about what lies ahead in addressing financial well-being. Participants will be challenged to examine the changing student population and changing higher education landscape and discuss ways to best address the future around financial well-being of students.