Thursday, September 14, 2017
01:00 PM to
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Race Matters in College Admissions
Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
In this opening keynote address, one of the nation’s leading scholars on racial equity in higher education will discuss myriad ways in which race continues to shape who goes to college, where particular students enroll, and counselors’ and admissions officers’ determinations of which young Americans most deserve access to high-quality postsecondary opportunities. Professor Harper will also articulate a vision for racial equity in college admissions, highlight several creative counseling and recruitment practices, and explain what must be done to remove racialized access barriers that disproportionately affect students of color.