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ACE to Release New Report on “Race, Class and College Access” at July Convening

June 17, 2015


ACE's Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) will release a groundbreaking new report, “Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape,” at a convening July 21 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Washington, DC. 

“Now more than ever, institutional leaders require the knowledge and tools needed to meet mission-critical diversity goals,” said Lorelle Espinosa, CPRS assistant vice president. ”This first-of-its-kind study attempts to complement the great work being done by our partners to ensure institutions are in the best position to further those goals now and in the future.”

The report examines contemporary admissions practices at a range of selective four-year colleges and universities in light of recent legal challenges to race-conscious admissions. The authors provide insight into evolving day-to-day practices employed by these institutions as they seek to enable and support access and diversity.

Following a presentation of findings by the authors, there will be a series of panel discussions featuring distinguished diversity scholars, legal experts, admissions and student affairs practitioners, institutional leaders and others. In addition to the panels, lunch will be provided so attendees will have a chance to network. The event is free, but registration is required.  The event will also be accessible via online live-stream. Click here to register.

Confirmed panelists include (see full list here):

Panelists will address:  

  • The current policy and legal landscape
  • Developing strong leadership on diversity policies and practices 
  • The connection between admissions and student success
  • How stakeholders can do more to increase college access to the nation’s selective institutions

This in-person, live-stream event is co-sponsored by Pearson’s Center for College & Career Success and the Civil Rights Project at UCLA—collaborators on this important work. 

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