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Dean's Diversity Forum features guest speaker Marcus Whitehurst
 

Dr. Marcus Whitehurst, vice provost for Educational Equity, was the guest speaker at the Dean’s Diversity Forum last week. During his presentation, Whitehurst touched on a number of areas, including the changing demographics of public high school graduates in Pennsylvania, the Office for the Vice President of Educational Equity’s (OVPEE) pipeline approach that targets middle and high school students in specific Pennsylvania counties, and how diversity strategic planning is being integrated into Penn State’s new strategic plan through 2020. Whitehurst also highlighted programs available through the Equal Opportunity Planning Committee, which provides seed funding for diversity initiatives at all campuses. - [ More ]

2016 New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students

August 21, 2016

On the eve of the start of fall classes, multicultural students had the opportunity to hear from Penn State leadership and their peers at the New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students on Aug. 21 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall. The orientation has been a University tradition for more than two decades. - [ More ]

 

 

 

Students attending the 2016 New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students hold up their cell phones with their lights on at the request of Marcus Whitehurst, vice provost for educational equity, on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center. (Image: Curtis Chan)

Marcus Whitehurst, vice provost for educational equity, gets to know one of the numerous students attending the New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students on Aug. 21 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall. (Image: Curtis Chan)

Penn State receives grants to work with middle, high school students

August 15, 2016

Penn State has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education that will allow the University to expand its Talent Search Programs, providing staff who work directly with disadvantaged middle and high school students to help them complete high school and attend college. - [ More ]

 

 

Aliquippa Talent Search students on a visit to University Park

 

Penn State Schuylkill graduates told to think about legacies

Republican Herald, article by Stephen J. Pytak, May 8, 2016

When addressing the graduates at Penn State Schuylkill on Saturday, the keynote speaker advised them to consider their futures and their legacies.

“Think about what your legacy will be personally and professionally,” said Marcus A Whitehurst, Penn State’s vice provost for educational equity, who is based at University Park.

He spoke before this year’s graduates at the campus in Schuylkill Haven and the more than 400 people who crammed into the campus auditorium for a commencement ceremony.

“Through your talents, your caring and your actions, you have been wonderful ambassadors for Penn State. You are leaving Penn State a better place and I’m sincerely hopeful you will have the same impact in whatever community or company that is lucky enough to land you. Take advantage of the opportunities that come before you but, also, think about what you can leave behind,” Whitehurst said. “And I hope that as you go forth from here you will find that giving your time, talents and treasures to others in need will enrich your own life in great measure.” - [ More ]

 

Barron receives Giving Back Award for diversity initiatives 
at Penn State

Penn State News, April 7, 2016


President Barron and Vice Provost Whitehurst gather for lunch in the HUB with diverse student leaders (
February 19, 2016).

Penn State News, February 21, 2016

Penn State News, November 16, 2015
 

Daily Collegian, November 12, 2015

Penn State News, November 9, 2015

Penn State World Campus recognized as top military-friendly institution

Penn State News, November 9, 2015

Penn State earns second Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. Penn State received its third consecutive national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The award the only one in the nation that recognizes colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses. - See more

 

Student employees help Educational Equity family in wake of tragedy
 

 

Video Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Overview - Educational Equity Newsletter Spring 2015 - [ PDF ]

José Ponte, Educational Equity Student IT Support Specialist
http://issuu.com/istpsu/docs/iconnect-spring2015/1?e=3405544/12126980 - [ Page 10-11 ] 

Pennsylvania State University–World Campus ranked top for veterans to get college degree online rankings at U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Marcus Whitehurst receiving the 2014 Minority Access Role Model Citation Award -  Minority Access Inc.

Dr. Jones Memorial Service - [ Video ]
Organ prelude begins at 9:50 into the recording and the service begins at 15:42.
Recording can be provided via alternative media upon request. 


Penn State receives Minority Access honor for commitment to diversity - [ Penn State News ]

Penn State earns second Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Today (Sept. 16) Penn State received its second consecutive national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The award the only one in the nation that recognizes colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses.

 Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/NG1f7cfv

Talk to focus on combatting microagressions in higher education - [ Penn State News ]

Scholar to talk Sept. 16 on impact of racial microaggressions in higher ed - [ Penn State News ]

Office of Educational Equity appoints Gilyard senior faculty mentor - [ Penn State News ]

Derald Wing Sue Presentation Follow-up Resources (including recording of the presentation)

Educational Equity Strategic Plan 2014/15 - 2018/19 - [ PDF ]

Overview - Educational Equity Newsletter Fall 2014 - [ PDF ]

Barron introduces six major topics to spark discussion across University

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) 20th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, May 2, 2014
6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Celebration Hall
2280 Commercial Boulevard, State College, PA 

Multicultural Resource Center provides assistance, home for Penn State students

CORED Symposium highlights diversity dynamics, potential improvements

Presentation by Dr. Rona Halualani
Diversity and Inclusion at Penn State: Where are we now and What’s Next?
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
508 Rider Building

Educational Equity Strategic Planning Contacts - [ PDF ]

Best Practices in Diversity Strategic Planning Workshops

    2014 29th Annual MLK, Jr., Commemoration

    2013 10th Annual New Faces of an Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow

    2012 Black Alumni Reunion

    Core Council Recommendations for Educational Equity - [ PDF ]

    Response to Core Council Recommendations for the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity
    - [ PDF ]