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Race, Class, and Minority-Serving Institutions

In the midst of a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of color and a national movement to protest systemic racism in American life, The Chronicle is convening a series of conversations on race, class, and the role of higher education in promoting equity.

Hosts Sarah Brown, a Chronicle senior reporter and Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, are joined by a panel that will focus the discussion on minority-serving institutions, examining questions of equity, student support, institutional finance, and the challenge of reopening. They will also explore what college leaders can learn from the experience of minority-serving institutions, particularly in serving students.

Panelists include:

  • Twyla Baker, president of Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
  • Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University
  • William Serrata, president of the El Paso County Community College District

With Support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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