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Achieving equality in higher education. The stakes have never been higher. The issues never more complex. Who graduates, and why? Who is getting hired as faculty and what is their experience?

In each episode, we will look at issues surrounding students, faculty, diversity and inclusion, and skyrocketing college costs.

From critical conversation to news, numbers, and analysis — we’ve got you covered. You can count on Diverse’s In The Margins to bring you the latest, most relevant thought leadership as it pertains to diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education. As the national expert, we’ve been doing this for almost 40 years in print and on the web (diverseeducation.com). Now we are excited to expand the conversation via this podcast.

We will tackle these topics, and more, head-on. Listen weekly for a mix of deep dives, short briefs, expert panels, interviews, and more. We are thrilled to bring it to you here, in In The Margins.

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Achieving equality in higher education. The stakes have never been higher. The issues never more complex. Who graduates, and why? Who is getting hired as faculty and what is their experience?

In each episode, we will look at issues surrounding students, faculty, diversity and inclusion, and skyrocketing college costs.

From critical conversation to news, numbers, and analysis — we’ve got you covered. You can count on Diverse’s In The Margins to bring you the latest, most relevant thought leadership as it pertains to diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education. As the national expert, we’ve been doing this for almost 40 years in print and on the web (diverseeducation.com). Now we are excited to expand the conversation via this podcast.

We will tackle these topics, and more, head-on. Listen weekly for a mix of deep dives, short briefs, expert panels, interviews, and more. We are thrilled to bring it to you here, in In The Margins.

    EP 81: Becoming a True Ally with Nathan Nguyen, Director of LGBT Student Services at Western Michigan University

    EP 81: Becoming a True Ally with Nathan Nguyen, Director of LGBT Student Services at Western Michigan University

    As this year’s Pride Month draws to a close, we sit down to talk with Nathan Nguyen, director of LGBT Student Services at Western Michigan University.
     
    Tune in as host Ralph Newell and Nguyen discuss his journey from an undergraduate who would “not be caught dead in an LGBT office” to running one.
     
    Nguyen also discusses his initiatives for promoting inclusion, raising awareness on campus, and advancing understanding that to be LGBTQ-inclusive is also about saving lives.
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - The mission and challenges facing LGBT Student Services 
    - How to support LGBTQ students who are also in other marginalized groups
    - Student outreach and providing LGBTQ-friendly resources
    - Why LGBTQ inclusivity is also about saving lives
    - LGBTQ education in K-12, the workplace, and community 
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “Folks will say, I’m an ally. And I just kind of give them this little look of like, well, what are you doing? What are you actively doing to help the community?”
    “Whenever these institutions are saying, we don't condone LGBTQ identities, or don't accept LGBTQ identities, they're basically saying that this is not a safe environment or a welcoming environment for someone who may be exploring their identity.”
     
    GUEST RESOURCES:
    Nathan Nguyễn, M. Ed.
    Director, LBGT Student Services
    he/him/his
    LBGT-director@wmich.edu
     
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    • 49 min
    EP 80: Leveling the Playing Field -- Student Success and Equity with Dr. Pam Eddinger, president of Bunker Hill Community College

    EP 80: Leveling the Playing Field -- Student Success and Equity with Dr. Pam Eddinger, president of Bunker Hill Community College

    Today’s episode is brought to you by CCCSE. For 20 years, CCCSE has delivered “aha” moments about the community college student experience based on insights that matter. As part of our CCCSE series on community college leadership, your host Ralph Newell sits down for a one-on-one with the president of Bunker Hill Community College, Dr. Pam Eddinger.
     
    Tune in as Dr. Pam Eddinger shares what she learned growing up as a Chinese American woman and immigrant, and what it means in terms of the idea of student success and equity today. Delving into a number of topics, don’t miss this passionate conversation on why student success is not just about what you learn in the classroom and Dr. Pam Eddinger’s initiatives to not only be a “woke” campus but one that knows ALL its students.
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - How Dr. Pam Eddinger’s diverse background helps inspire her students
    - Why student success is not just about what you learn in the classroom
    - The “unicorn” — Is there just one definition of student success?
    - “You cannot dismantle the master’s house with the master’s tools.”
    - Desegregating the “Earn and Learn” program
    - How and why student services matter, including affinity groups
    - Mental health support and strategies at Bunker Hill Community College
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “We have done so much to build a school-to-prison pipeline. We have not done enough to build a school-to-college pipeline for our black and brown populations.”
    “What else do we have to do for student engagement in order to level the playing field, to restore the privilege of our students of color, of our immigrant students, of the students outside the system in order to pull them into the system and give them what they need to succeed in the world.”
     
    PRODUCTS / RESOURCES:
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    OTHER RESOURCES:
    Find President Pam Eddinger at: bhcc.edu/about/officeofthepresident
    Learn more about CCCSE at: cccse.org
     
    Other CCCSE-sponsored episodes:
    Race-Centric Equity Initiatives with Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Director of the Office for Community College Research and Leadership diverseeducation.com/podcasts/podcast/15288101/racecentric-equity-initiatives-with-dr-eboni-zamanigallaher-director-of-the-office-for-community-college-research-and-leadership
     
    Raising the Bar with Dr. Phil Neal, president, Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College diverseeducation.com/podcasts/podcast/15290350/raising-the-bar-with-dr-phil-neal-president-southcentral-kentucky-community-technical-college
     
    Cradle to Graduation - Critical Community Connections With Dr. Robert Garza, president, Palo Alto College diverseeducation.com/podcasts/podcast/15291944/cradle-to-graduation-critical-community-connections-with-dr-robert-garza-president-palo-alto-college
     
     
     
    In The Margins is produced by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and edited by Instapodcasts (visit at instapodcasts.com)

    • 57 min
    EP 79: Discussing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with College of the Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

    EP 79: Discussing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with College of the Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

    In this episode, your host David Pluviose chats with Vincent Rougeau, who assumed office as 33rd president of the College of the Holy Cross on July 1, 2021. As the first lay and Black president in the College's history, tune in as President Rougeau speaks to the legacy and tradition of Jesuit education, as well as his hopes for its future in diversity, equity, and inclusion – focusing initiatives on the programming and support needed to create a welcoming culture rather than simply bringing in numbers of students from various communities of color. 
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - Vincent Rougeau’s path to higher education leadership
    - Why Vincent Rougeau’s appointment at Holy Cross is so significant
    - Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at Holy Cross 
    - Broadening the pipeline of diverse faculty
    - The legacy Vincent Rougeau hopes to leave 
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “When I was speaking earlier about making sure that this is a community that truly embraces equity and inclusion, one of the ways you do that is by making sure that not only do you have a commitment to hiring diverse faculty but that you have a curriculum and academic programming and residential life programming that also reflects that commitment.” 
     
    OTHER RESOURCES:
    Learn more about Vincent Rougeau at: ​​holycross.edu/leadership/office-president
     
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    • 19 min
    Ep 78: Changing the Narrative of HBCU Athletics with Jacqie McWilliams

    Ep 78: Changing the Narrative of HBCU Athletics with Jacqie McWilliams

    In this episode, host Ralph Newell welcomes Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Commissioner and the first female to serve as Commissioner for the CIAA, Jacqie McWilliams.
     
    Debunking the misconception that HBCUs are less than, McWilliams speaks to the traditions, legacy, and cultural connection the CIAA has in their communities, providing student-athletes a good experience playing the game and opportunities to excel after the game is over.
     
    Don’t miss this conversation on the experiences of CIAA athletes past and present, opening the doors for people of color in collegiate sports leadership, and McWilliams’s aspirations for the next 50 years of the CIAA.
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - What makes the CIAA so special?
    - How does the CIAA attract student-athletes?
    - The experience of CIAA athletes, then and now
    - COVID-19’s impact on the CIAA conference 
    - Jacqie McWilliams’s advice for women looking to have a career in sports 
    - The future of women, especially of color, in collegiate sports
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “I think leadership has to continue to be intentional and thoughtful about what inclusive behaviors are, not just for Title IX, but equity, LGBTQ, and all those things that are important to the health and mental wellness of our student-athletes, our coaches, and administrators.”
    “The women that I saw, when you say you want to be what you want to see, I got to see that in the CIAA. And that's why this conference is so special. It’s so much beyond just the sport. It truly is a community for the nation.”
     
    OTHER RESOURCES:
    LEARN MORE ABOUT JACQIE MCWILLIAMS https://theciaa.com/staff.aspx?staff=1
     
    College Athletics After COVID-19; What is the Impact? What Are the Ramifications? https://www.diverseeducation.com/webinars/webinar/15114121/college-athletics-after-covid19-what-is-the-impact-what-are-the-ramifications
     
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    EP 77: Understanding the Black Experience on College Campuses with Dr. S. Kent Butler, president, American Counseling Association

    EP 77: Understanding the Black Experience on College Campuses with Dr. S. Kent Butler, president, American Counseling Association

    Meet Dr. S. Kent Butler, president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the second African American male in 70 years to hold this role.
     
    Instrumental in placing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues front and center on the association's agenda, Butler guided ACA through the COVID-19 pandemic that affected the work of counselors and student service providers across higher education.
     
    Now, as he nears the end of his service as ACA president, he sits down with host David Pluviose, to discuss how to get minoritized students involved with mental wellness, move forward in their academic prowess, and be able to show up as their authentic selves.
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - Dr. S. Kent Butler’s journey to becoming ACA president
    - The unique challenges facing Black males on college campuses
    - What is happening to first-generation students during the pandemic?
    - Continuous traumatic stress disorder
    - How counseling services have shifted amid COVID-19
    - Dr. S. Kent Butler’s work with ACA and his goals for the future
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “One of the things that I think stops a lot of students from finding academic success is they're too busy trying to deal with life experiences that no one else takes into consideration.”
    “When White administrators were coming to me and saying, ‘what can I do?’, I had to stop trying to teach them what to do. And I had to say to them, what do you want to do?”
     
    OTHER RESOURCES:
    Learn more about the president of the American Counseling Association at: counseling.org/about-us/governance-bylaws/aca-president
     
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    Visit the Diverse: Issues In Higher Education website: diverseeducation.com
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    • 40 min
    EP 76: Cradle to Graduation - Critical Community Connections With Dr. Robert Garza, president, Palo Alto College

    EP 76: Cradle to Graduation - Critical Community Connections With Dr. Robert Garza, president, Palo Alto College

    Today’s episode is brought to you by CCCSE. For 20 years, CCCSE has delivered “aha” moments about the community college student experience based on insights that matter.
     
    As part of our CCCSE series on community college leadership, your host Ralph Newell sits down for a one-on-one with the president of Palo Alto College, Dr. Robert Garza.
     
    Tune in as Dr. Robert Garza speaks to the power of strong community ties in his mission to meet the ever-changing needs of college-bound students amidst the pandemic.
     
    From being at the forefront of online learning to re-engaging at-risk students, learn more about Dr. Robert Garza's mission to have kids in the Palo Alto community saying, “I've been going to college my entire life.”
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - “Pizza With The President” - a student forum and personal history
    - Bringing awareness to all resources available to students
    - Distance education during COVID-19
    - Is there a learning loss coming back into the classroom post-pandemic?
    - What is the Educate South Initiative?
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “As a community college, you have to be nimble and really swim through the river, I guess you could say, and every now and then, you're gonna get hit by a wave and just be able to pivot.”
     
    OTHER RESOURCES:
    alamo.edu/pac/about-pac/leadership/office-of-the-president/
     
    Other CCCSE sponsored episodes:
    Raising the Bar with Dr. Phil Neal, president, Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College: diverseeducation.com/podcasts/podcast/15290350/raising-the-bar-with-dr-phil-neal-president-southcentral-kentucky-community-technical-college
     
    Race-Centric Equity Initiatives with Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Director of the Office for Community College Research and Leadership: diverseeducation.com/podcasts/podcast/15288101/racecentric-equity-initiatives-with-dr-eboni-zamanigallaher-director-of-the-office-for-community-college-research-and-leadership
     
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