The Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education invites you to the Don A. Buchholz Lecture. Keynote speaker will be Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher, director in the Office of Commmunity Coellege Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In a lecture entitled, “Diversity and Divergence: Getting Beyond Enrollment to Bolster Educational Equity”, the 2017 Don A Buchholz Lecturer, Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, will present ideas and discussion on how to move beyond the numbers to examine interesting and effective ways that community colleges can provide avenues for success and quality education for the diverse student populations that seek out and rely on community colleges for their educational opportunities.
Dr. Zamani-Gallaher, Professor of Higher Education/Community College Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also serves as Director of the Office for Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL). Part of the mission of OCCRL is to “use research and evaluation methods to improve policies, programs, and practices to enhance community college education.” Under her direction OCCRL researchers study policies, programs, and practices that enhance educational and career outcomes for diverse learners focusing on those who choose community college. The work of OCCRL includes Pathways to Results, a project to improve student transition through postsecondary education into employment;the series, Insights on Equity and Outcomes; and Democracy’s College: Research and Leadership in Educational Equity, Justice, and Excellence, a monthly podcast.
Dr. Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher’s research has been published in various journals and scholarly texts, including Equity and Excellence in Education and New Directions for Student Affairs. She has authored/edited seven books. Her most recent title is Working with Students in Community Colleges: Contemporary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice (ACPA/Stylus Publishing).