Campus Contingent Attends Regional Summit on Diversity and Equity

Leading for Change participants (from left) Michelle Youngblood, Derek Doughty, Madeline Peters, Sid Ferreira and Debora Ferreira.
Leading for Change participants (from left) Michelle Youngblood, Derek Doughty, Madeline Peters, Sid Ferreira and Debora Ferreira.

Fourteen staff and students attended the Leading for Change fall summit on diversity and equity issues held Nov. 7 at Bridgewater State University.

The day-long program included discussions by representatives of member institutions of progress and obstacles to closing achievement gaps through emerging practices. An afternoon plenary session focused on supporting the success of students of color.

Tom Schiff, director of the Men and Masculinities Center, discussed “Men of Color United” during a session on student groups.

Other campus representatives who attended the summit were Debora Ferreira, executive director for Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EO&D); Ann Carr, director of administrative data for EO&D; Tyrone Parham, assistant vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life/chief of police; Pamela Marsh-Williams, assistant provost/dean, Academic Advising; Marilyn Blaustein, Institutional Research; Sid Ferreira, director, Enrollment Services/Residential Academic Programs; Leykia Brill, assistant provost for diversity; Madeline Peters, director of Disability Services; Oscar Collins, interim co-director, Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS); Michelle Youngblood, assistant director for academic support, CMASS; Willie Pope, assistant director for student development, CMASS; Derek Doughty, case manager for Athletics, and student Henry Rodriguez.