On July 12 at the Center on Race and Social Problems, an outstanding panel of national leaders shared the latest research and information aimed at reducing racial disparities in higher education access, persistence, and faculty representation. The Center invited participants to earn six (6) continuing education credit hours and learn through collegial discussion with colleagues who shared similar challenges and passion.
The morning keynote address and panel presentation engaged participants in discussions of racial equity issues in higher education. Afternoon workshops focused on specific issues such as admissions, student persistence, K-12 preparation, and faculty supports.
- Kedra Ishop, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, University of Michigan
- Liliana Garces, Penn State University; Affirmative action and admissions policies
- Richard Reddick, University of Texas at Austin; Faculty of Color retention and advancement
- Gina Garcia, University of Pittsburgh; Student of Color campus life and persistence
- Jason Lee, Detroit Area Pre-Engineering Program; Rigorous K-12 supports for college success
- Karina Chavez, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Council of Higher Education
- Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director, The Pittsburgh Promise
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June 29: Police and Community Summer Institute
Procedural Justice for the Police and the Community
The Center on Race and Social Problems hosted a special Summer Institute with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Procedural Justice is a cornerstone for building long-term relationships between the police and the communities they serve. Procedural justice means day-to-day fairness inside and outside the organization.
Chief Cameron McLay and his team shared the principles of procedural justice with community leaders – emphasizing how the concept is key for promoting positive change in local and national community-police relations.Kimberly Burke’s participation was sponsored by the National Initiative to Build Community
- Cameron McLay, Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
- Jason Lando, Commander, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Zone 5
- Cristyn Zett, Lieutenant, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
- Kimberly Burke, Project Director, Center for Policing Equity at UCLA