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J. Luke Wood presenting at Joliet Junior College July 26, 2018

  • Location: 
    Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL, 60431
    Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:15am

Dr. J. Luke Wood, Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education in the College of Education at San Diego State University and the keynote speaker from the November 2017 Minority Serving Community College Convening will be presenting at the Decolonizing Practice and Promoting Racial Justice in Community Colleges conference on July 26, 2018 from 9:15 to 10 am CT.

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Keynote: Racial Justice and Student Affairs: Advocating for Historically Underserved Students in Community Colleges

Dr. J. Luke Wood

In recent years, there has been an increase in political pressures facing underserved students of color. From threats to DACA, hostile climates for Muslim students and immigrants, to the movement advocating for Black lives. With this background, this presentation will discuss the need for an enhanced racial justice focus in the field of student affairs. The presenter will highlight data from a national survey of community college student services professionals to offer strategies and practices that are necessary for advancing outcomes for historically underserved students.

J. Luke Wood, Ph.D. is the Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education in the College of Education at San Diego State University. Wood serves as the Director of the Joint Ph.D. program in Education between San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University and Director of the Ed.D. Program in Community College Leadership. Wood also serves as the Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL), a national research and practice center that partners with community colleges to support their capacity in advancing outcomes for underserved students of color. CCEAL houses the National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC) which hosts trainings, information sharing sessions, and provides resources to colleges with initiatives and programs supporting college men of color.