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February 24, 2020

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Thuy Thi Nguyen

Thuy Thi Nguyen serves as the seventh president of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, a position she has held since July 2016. Nguyen is the first Vietnamese American college president in the country.
February 24, 2020

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Ted Mitchell

Former college president and top federal policymaker Ted Mitchell became president of the American Council on Education (ACE) on September 1, 2017. Mitchell brings a wide array of experience and accomplishments from across the higher education sector to ACE, as well as a longstanding focus on helping more students gain access to a postsecondary education and complete their degrees.
January 27, 2020

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Damian Fernandez

Damian Fernandez is the Albert and Suzanne Lord Chancellor of Penn State Abington. Fernandez has established a distinguished career as a teacher, scholar, and administrator. As chancellor, he oversees approximately 3,700 students, over 330 faculty, 21 baccalaureate degree programs, an MBA in partnership with Great Valley, an NCAA Division III athletics program, and numerous outreach initiatives and partnerships that benefit the region and beyond. 
December 10, 2019

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald is the University of Virginia’s (UVA) vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion. He joined UVA after serving as the chief diversity officer and vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity, and equity at the University of Missouri System and the University of Missouri–Columbia.
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December 8, 2019

A Case for Racial Equity as a Policy Focus

California is among the first eight states to have banned affirmative action based on race. Yet, it is the only state with what is known as a Student Equity Policy—a policy that gives community colleges millions of dollars to address inequality in access, retention, degree completion, and transfer to four-year institutions.
November 18, 2019

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Ronald A. Crutcher

Ronald A. Crutcher is a national leader in higher education, a distinguished classical musician, and a professor of music. He became president and professor of music at the University of Richmond in 2015, having previously served as president of Wheaton College in Massachusetts for 10 years.
October 15, 2019

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Sylvia Hurtado

Sylvia Hurtado is professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Division of Higher Education and Organizational Change. She served as director of the Higher Education Research Institute for over a decade.
September 16, 2019

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum

Beverly Daniel Tatum is president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Tatum is a nationally recognized scholar and authority on issues of race in America and a licensed clinical psychologist whose areas of research include Black families in White communities, racial identity in teens, and the role of race in the classroom.

August 21, 2019

An Uneven Playing Field: The Complex Educational Experiences of Asian Americans

Growing up in Ohio as the child of Korean immigrants, I had a narrow view of who Asian Americans were. I grew up in a relatively affluent suburb, and most of my Asian American friends were the children of similarly well-educated immigrants.

August 1, 2019

We Need to Talk About Race in Higher Education

Shaun Harper emphasizes the importance of discussing race in higher education.

August 1, 2019

Debunking the Myth that Race Doesn’t Matter

Julie J. Park highlights how data in Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report show that race does matter.

April 9, 2019

ACE2019: Talking About Race

In this plenary session at ACE2019, two of the country’s leading voices and best-selling authors on race and racism—Beverly Daniel Tatum and Robin DiAngelo—discussed the role of race in the United States and on college campuses, how university leaders can engage their communities on race, and what it will take to close equity gaps.

February 14, 2019

The Problematic Nature of Racial and Ethnic Categories in Higher Education

Racial and ethnic categorizations in society (and at higher education institutions) are not neutral, but rather they are informed by historical, social, political, and economic contexts.