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Healing Higher Education: Confronting the Issues

March 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Thursday, March 17, 2022
7:00-8:30 PM ET (6:00-7:30 PM CT)
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Join Dr. Joy Blanchard, Associate Professor of Higher Education at Louisiana State University, Dr. Hollie Chessman, Director of Research at the American Council on Education, and CMind  Executive Director Dr. David Robinson-Morris in a data-driven conversation where the issues are identified, named, and confronted as a beginning of the healing process. Borrowing from Bryan Stevenson, there is no healing without the truth. Dr. Chessman will highlight a series of research reports from the American Council on Education that shed light on the myriad of issues within higher education  from the concerns of sitting college and university presidents to the issues of racial injustice and inequity rampant on American college campuses.

Joy Blanchard’s research focuses on higher education law, primarily issues related to intercollegiate athletics, negligence liability and student safety, and faculty rights. She is a past member of the board of directors of the Education Law Association and served as national conference co-chair in 2018. Joy serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals, including Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Prior to joining the faculty ranks, Joy worked in student affairs, having served as Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has held positions in residence life, student conduct, service-learning, and student activities.
Hollie Chessman Hollie M. Chessman is director of research at ACE. She is responsible for building out ACE’s portfolio of work on what college and university leaders need to know about student mental health and well-being. Prior to ACE, Chessman spent 17 years working in student affairs at Tulane University, Lake Erie College, Loyola University New Orleans, and George Mason University. Her research interests focus on well-being among students and student affairs professionals, graduate student choice, student success, and race and ethnicity in higher education. Chessman received her PhD from George Mason University and her MEd and BS from Kent State University.
Dr. David W. Robinson-Morris This series will be moderated by David Robinson-Morris, PhD. Dr. Robinson-Morris serves as the Executive Director for The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CMind), and is the Founder and Chief Reimaginelutionary at The REImaginelution, LLC, a strategic consulting firm working at the intersections of imagination, policy, practice, and prophetic hope to radically reimagine diversity, equity, and inclusion toward racial justice and systemic transformation by engendering freedom of the human spirit. Dr. Robinson-Morris is a scholar, author, philosopher, social justice and human rights advocate-activist, educator, philanthropist, community organizer, DEI practitioner, and administrator. He is the author of a research monograph, Ubuntu and Buddhism in Higher Education: An Ontological (Re)Thinking, published by Routledge.


March 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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United States


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