State Representative Pritchard attended the annual conference in Colorado for Complete College America, a group that aims to raise graduation rates across the country. Over 250 higher education leaders, state legislators, and faculty from around the country from around the country. The conference which ran October 12-13th featured panels from states that successfully implemented higher education "game changers". Illinois is one of 33 states that have joined Complete College America's Alliance of States taking action to increase the number of students successfully completing college. Also attending from Illinois was Niketa Brar, Governor Rauner's point person on post-secondary education.