CHAS 2023 Annual Representatives Meeting (June 21-23)

Goucher College, in Baltimore MD, hosted the 2023 convening for faculty, staff, and administrators affiliated with member institutions.

The conference theme was “Supporting Student Activism on our Campuses in 2023: The Role of College Administrators in Amplifying Student Voices While Figuring Out Our Own.” More information may be found on Goucher’s conference website.

Roger L. Worthington, PhD, founder and executive director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, and professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, at the University of Maryland, delivered the keynote address, “Challenging the Status Quo: The Evolution of Supreme Court Decisions on Affirmative Action and the Imperative for Antiracist Activism”:

As we reflect on the evolving landscape of Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action and acknowledge the persistent inequities faced by BIPOC students, we must embrace the imperative for antiracist activism and transformational change. By challenging the status quo, amplifying marginalized voices, and dismantling systemic barriers, we can build a higher education system that truly values antiracist activism, and creating a legacy of equity and justice within higher education.