Notable scholars Drs. Jerlando Jackson, LaVar Charleston, and Cornelius Gilbert have authored a new book, Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs, in honor of Dr. Melvin C. Terrell, founder of the Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation, Inc. This text has a dual purpose: (1) to highlight how student affairs has grown as a field of practice in response to the growth of student diversity on college campuses, and (2) to honor the remarkable career of Melvin C. Terrell. As one of the unique contributions to higher education attributed to the United States, the practice of student affairs has played a significant role in supporting students as access to college has broadened. In turn, key principles of practice had to evolve to appropriately take into consideration diverse student development theory and needs. The span of Melvin C. Terrell’s legendary accomplishments neatly align with the professional evolution of student affairs. Each of the chapters in this book artfully straddle the dual purpose of this volume. Researchers, practitioners, and key decision‐makers will equally be empowered to employ the lessons and approaches informed by the evolution of student affairs over the past 30 years. See more here in Diverse Issues of Higher Education.
The National Association for Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Foundation, an organization that has given charitable donations across the nation for more than a decade, has announced its new name: The Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation, Inc.
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