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Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Samuel Dewitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice (Proctor Institute) is proud to introduce Latinas Excelling at Doctoral Degrees (L.E.A.D.D.), a program intended to equip and empower undergraduate Latina students, strengthen their confidence, validate their research interests, create community, and share resources to combat cultural and academic isolation of Latinas and women of color, prior to attending graduate school. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, & Justice (Proctor Institute) is proud to announce the release of a new report, “‘Police/Civilian Encounters: Understanding How and Why They Can Turn Deadly.” This report is a part of a two-report research series focused on justice.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, & Justice (Proctor Institute) is proud to announce the release of a new report, “‘A Compassionate City:’' Over-policing of Black and Latinx Youth in Pomona, California.” Report authors teamed up with Gente Organizada – a community-led, social action, non-profit whose mission is to build intergenerational power and wellness for youth and immigrant families in Pomona, CA – to analyze the policing practices of the Pomona Police Department (PPD). This report is a part of a two-report research series focused on justice.

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice (Proctor Institute), Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI), and the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) are proud to announce the release of, “The Power of Black Women Student Voters.” This report highlights Black women voting rights advocates and innovators on college campuses -- throughout history and in the present day. It also brings together a portrait of the political experiences of Black women in college through profiles of historically important leaders and events, interview accounts of currently enrolled students, and voting data. 

Monday, August 2, 2021

The Proctor Institute is proud to announce the release of a new editorial series focused on contemporary race-related issues and racial restoration. “Reparative Justice, Racial Restoration, and Education” is a curated series centered on the emotional turmoil that people of color carry with them due to socio-political events and racial injustices that occur in the United States.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, & Justice (Proctor Institute) is proud to announce the release of a new report, “Leading from the Hyphen: A Conocimientos Movement to Integrate Mexican American Studies into Texas Public Schools.” This report is part of a three-report research series examining leadership within the context of education, both at K-12 and higher education levels.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice (Proctor Institute) is proud to announce the second report of our three-part “Year of Leadership” Series. Co-sponsored by brightspot strategy, this second report entitled, “Presidents and their Strategies to Build Partnerships at HBCUs,” was developed by Zachary C. Brown of Purdue University, Janelle L. Williams of Rutgers University, and Levon T. Esters of Purdue University. They emphasize the importance of successful partnerships between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other institutions, industries, and community partners. 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Rutgers University’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions and the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Institute for Leadership,  Equity, and Justice in which it is housed are pleased to announce that they will be collaborating with the U.S. Department of State and its Fulbright Program to amplify and extend the Fulbright Program’s focus on diversity and inclusion. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, & Justice (Proctor Institute) is proud to announce the release of a new report, “What Type of Leadership is Needed Now? Integrative Leadership: Leading in Challenging Times.” The report articulates the benefits of using an integrative leadership approach to leading in challenging times by illustrating various leadership styles. This report is a part of a three-report research series examining leadership within the context of education, both at K-12 and higher education levels. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice is proud to announce the release of a new report that explores the current racial climate in the United States and its historical context. In an effort to create meaningful discussions on issues related to the injustices that Black communities face, the Proctor Institute sponsored two panel discussions in June 2020 that addressed racism, Whiteness, and privilege in the current socio-political climate.

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