[PAST EVENT] Building Inclusive Communities: The State of Higher Education for LGBT People

September 13, 2012
Sadler Center, Tidewater AB
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The Office of Diversity and Community Initiatives presents

Dr. Sue Rankin
Building Inclusive Communities:
The State of Higher Education for LGBT People

Dr. Susan (Sue) Rankin is a Senior Research Associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education and Associate Professor of Education in the College Student Affairs Program at Pennsylvania State University. She has presented and published widely on the impact of sexism, racism and heterosexism in the academy and in intercollegiate athletics.

Dr. Rankin's current research focuses on the assessment of institutional climate and providing program planners and policy makers with recommended strategies to improve the campus climate for under-served communities. Dr. Rankin has collaborated with over 90 institutions/organizations in implementing assessments and developing action plans.

In her advocacy work, Dr. Rankin is a founding member of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals and the Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition. Dr. Rankin is the recipient of the ACPA 2008 Voice of Inclusion Medallion. The award recognizes individuals who embody the student affairs values of social justice.

Dr. Rankin will also facilitate a brown-bag discussion on "Creating Inclusive Classrooms" with faculty on September 13 at 12:00 p.m. in Blow Hall 201.

This program is made possible by contributions from the Office of Student Affairs, the Charles Center, the Office of the Provost, the Center for Student Diversity and EqualityWM.

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