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Post-Election and the Future of Higher Education: Supporting Vulnerable Populations

Post Election and the Future of Higher Education Panels

Panel 1:

Post-Election and the Future of Higher Education: Supporting Vulnerable Populations is set to take place on December 3, 2020, at 6 PM EST and will discuss the impact of the historical election on vulnerable populations in higher education with a particular focus on racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA, DACA recipients, and international students.

Moderated by Tammy Smithers, Visiting Scholar, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice, Rutgers University 

Panelists include: 

  • Sergio Gonzalez, Ph.D. student, Claremont Graduate University 
  • Leah Hollis, Associate Professor, Morgan State University 
  • Anna-Kaye Rowe, Ph.D. student, Ohio University 
  • Tanishia Williams,  Ph.D. candidate, The New School for Public Engagement 

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Watch the event recording here.

Panel 2:

The Future of Higher Education: Sustaining Change, Post-Election is set to take place on Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM EST. Panelists will discuss the existing and new policies of the current presidential administration and how these policies will affect the landscape of higher education. Moderated by Marybeth Gasman, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education and a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, panelists will be asked to analyze the policies, delve into the policy implications, and speak directly to their impact on educational equity, with a particular focus on how policymakers can create sustainable change. The session will end with suggestions about how policymakers and legislators can ensure that the lessons learned from the previous administration and the key takeaways from COVID-19 are used to create a better future (contrary to “a new normal”) for vulnerable populations. 

Panelists include: 

  • Donald Heller,  Vice President of Operations; Professor of Education, University of San Francisco 
  • Martha Kanter, CEO, College Promise; Senior Fellow, New York University; U.S. Under Secretary of Education (2009-2013) 
  • Michael Nettles, Senior Vice President and the Edmund W. Gordon Chair for Policy Evaluation & Research, ETS 
  • Rowena Tomaneng, President of San Jose City College
  • David Wilson, President of Morgan State University

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