Understanding the Critical Role of Minority Serving Institutions

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This webinar defined minority serving institutions and provided an overview of the various types of colleges that make up this group. Participants learned how these institutions contribute to student success and explored key policy issues pertaining to minority serving institutions at the state and federal level.


image of Marybeth GasmanMarybeth Gasman is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education and a distinguished professor at Rutgers University. She also serves as the the executive director of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice at Rutgers University and the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers University, she held the Judy & Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and as the director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. She is one of the leading authorities in the country on historically black colleges and universities. Gasman served as chair of the American Association of University Professor’s Committee on HBCUs. In 2006, Gasman received the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s Promising Scholar/Early Career Award, and in 2008 she won the Penn Excellence in Teaching Award. She is also the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Provost Award for Ph.D. Mentoring and Teaching.

Recorded on December 6, 2019