“At the core of our work is a desire to make a difference in our society through impacting the way higher education responds to its role to serve the public good.” – Betty Overton, Director for the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good  The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good [...]

As a part of the community engagement team I have had the fortunate opportunity to work closely with Marygrove College in helping them achieve their integrative urban leadership vision.  Marygrove’s goal is to develop urban leaders through the explicit integration of urban leadership principles in, among other things, their course curriculum.  Though I have only [...]

At our first pre-screening of the film, The Graduates, the panelists talked about their experience with mentorship and how it has affected their lives. Listening to the conversation has led me to reflect on my life and experiences and the role that mentorship has played in all of it. As a Latina and first generation [...]

Prior to my arrival at the University of Michigan and the National Forum I worked as the program director for the College Preparation and Leadership program (CPLP) at Mott Haven Village Prep High School in the Bronx.  The program provides all college and career prep related services for the students in the high school, from [...]

Penny A. Pasque currently serves as an Associate Professor of Adult and Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma. She is also a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan with the Center for the Study [...]

This summer, I had the privilege of teaching a group of teenage girls in Humjibre, Ghana for three weeks. The organization I volunteered through is the Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI). Their aim is to enable community members to improve their children’s health and education. By having these focuses, GHEI seeks to improve the [...]

Will is a Master’s student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-secondary Education at the University of Michigan.  He is originally from Berkeley, California but spent the last three years in the Bronx working at Mott Haven Village Prep High School for their College Preparation and Leadership Program. He attended the University [...]

Detroit and its allies continue to strive for methods to remedy or at the very least mitigate the struggles that the city continues to face. In light of the city’s recent file for bankruptcy and its not-so-recent postindustrial hardships, community members turn to Higher Education as one of the ingredients for a better future for [...]

  • Jul 25, 2013
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May 16-17, 2011 Higher Education Access Lumina Foundation Indianapolis, IN The National Forum has launched  a series of focused conversations, which have been organized by local institutions paired with influential national partners. We have promoted this series of meetings by providing modest seed money and organizational support. We have focused on three important determinants for [...]

This project, “Leadership for Higher Education’s Role in Promoting Diversity and Social Transformation — Extending Pathways of Inclusion in the United States,” is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Office of the Vice Provost at the University of Michigan. Our objective for the project is to reinvigorate commitment within higher education [...]