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Black Leaders & the Future of Higher Education
U.S. Higher Education is among the nation's most important achievements. Colleges and universities not only nurture the next generation of educated people, engaged citizens and competent professionals, but their leaders also serve an important role in American civic life. Join Eboo Patel in conversation with three Black Higher Education leaders to discuss their civic role and vision in this moment.

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Sep 9, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Mary Dana Hinton
President @Hollins University
Mary Dana Hinton is the 13th president of Hollins University and President Emerita of the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She has served as vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, and previously was associate vice president of academic affairs at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. A recognized leader in higher education nationally, she is a member of the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges. She holds a Ph.D. in religion and religious education with high honors from Fordham University, a Master of Arts degree in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Williams College. Williams awarded Hinton its Bicentennial Medal, which honors members of the Williams community for distinguished achievement.
Frederick Davie
Executive Vice President @Union Theological Seminary
Frederick Davie joined Union Theological Seminary in 2011 as Executive Vice President. He came to Union from the Arcus Foundation, where he served as Interim Executive Director and Senior Director of the Social Justice and LGBT Programs. Mr. Davie has extensive experience in senior-level roles in philanthropic and social and economic justice organizations, including Public/Private Ventures and the Ford Foundation. In June 2020, US Senator Charles Schumer appointed Mr. Davie to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Mr Davie was appointed as chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) by Mayor Bill de Blasio in April, 2017. Mr. Davie is also a member of Mayor de Blasio’s Clergy Advisory Council (CAC). He is co-convenor of the CAC’s public safety committee, with a focus on community safety and improving police-community relations. Mr. Davie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Greensboro College and an M.Div. from Yale University’s Divinity School.
Lori White
President @DePauw University
Lori S. White is the 21st President of DePauw University. Most recently, she was the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and a Professor of Practice at Washington University in St. Louis. At DePauw, she also holds the rank of professor of education. She is the first woman and the first person of color to serve as DePauw's president. Dr. White has spent 30 years working in higher education. Prior to her arrival at Washington University she served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and clinical professor of education at Southern Methodist University, and has also worked at the University of Southern California, Stanford, Georgetown and San Diego State Universities, and University of California, Irvine. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA., Dr. White earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and English from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in education administration and policy analysis, with emphasis in higher education.