Donna Carroll Built Her Presidency on Welcoming Vulnerable Students

Donna Carroll discussed her remarkable 27-year tenure at Dominican University for a special issue of Diversity Issues in Higher Education honoring retiring college presidents. She discussed the university's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as well as her personal advocacy on behalf of undocumented students. She also shared information on Dominican's leadership with its own community on anti-racism efforts.

Dominican Partners with Proviso High School's New Black History Program

Dominican University is working with Proviso Township Math and Science Academy to offer a dual credit course on "Africa and African American Thought" as part of the high school's expanded and enhanced Black History program. The course, which will be taught by Nkuzi Nnam, director of Dominican's Black World Studies program, will be open to junior and senior students. The program was spurred by Proviso students, including Ivoryana Neal and Danaria Keys (pictured), who wanted a more robust treatment of Black History than what they had been receiving.

Knocking Down Barriers to Inclusion

Leticia Villarreal Sosa, professor, School of Social Work, co-authored a policy brief for Harvard University's Immigration Initiative on the barriers to equity faced by immigrant students in public K-12 schools, particularly during the current xenophobic climate, and how educators and administrators can address them. The brief summarizes findings from a study of school social workers to explain their role and contributions in the collective effort to advance equity for all.