Trinity College Hosting Lecture by Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Gives Address at Presidents’ Forum on Sunday, October 2

​Hartford, Connecticut, September 27, 2016 –

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.WHAT: Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania professor and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, will present, “From Rhetoric to Accountability: Rethinking Institutional Responses to Student Demands for Equity and Inclusion.” This lecture serves as the opening address for “Setting the Tone: Student Activism, Community and Presidential Leadership,” a forum for college presidents hosted by Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS). Harper will share his understanding of what students of color and students from other previously underrepresented groups are experiencing on college campuses, the changes they seek, and why presidents, college administrators, and faculty must directly and constructively engage the issues raised by young activists over the past year. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Grand Room, Admissions and Career Development Center

Trinity College, 300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106

(For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.)


Shaun R. Harper is a faculty member in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where his focus is on Africana studies and gender studies. He also serves as executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. Harper’s research examines race and gender in education, equity trends and racial climates on college campuses, black and Latino male student success in high school and higher education, and college student engagement. He is the author of more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. Harper earned his bachelor’s degree from Albany State University, a historically black university in Georgia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University.