Washington, D.C. – (September 20, 2018) Today, EVERFI, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise technology powering prevention education, data analytics, and research, announced the formation of the EVERFI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board. Comprised of leading scholars and practitioners in the field, the Advisory Board convenes for the first time this week and coincides with EVERFI’s launch of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Students, a new course which engages all learners — regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity — in creating respectful and inclusive campus communities.
“Our investment in the Advisory Board represents EVERFI’s commitment to furthering our higher education partners’ access to leading experts in the field as well as guide future work of the EVERFI team,” said Craig Chanoff, EVERFI’s President of Higher Education. “We are excited to have Sheree Marlowe Ohen.J.D., Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion at Clark University, lead the Advisory Board and help deepen its impact.”
Marlowe partnered with EVERFI on several occasions over the past year including moderating a panel on inclusive excellence at EVERFI’s Campus Prevention Network Summit, co-facilitating a session on institutional diversity practices and inclusive prevention strategies at the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASPA) annual conference, and most recently as a contributor to the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for Students course. Appropriate for both incoming and transfer students, the 30-minute course introduces learners to key topics including: Identity and Selfhood, Imposter Syndrome, Identity Transitions, Power and Privilege, Oppression, Bias and Unconscious Bias, Respect, Allyship and Self-Care.
“It is a tremendous honor to serve as the inaugural chair of EVERFI’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board working alongside colleagues who have dedicated their careers to advancing inclusive excellence,” said Marlowe, “The thoughtfulness, integrity, and intentionality in developing their new course was one of the main reasons I joined the board. We have an opportunity to support EVERFI’s efforts as they launch this new course that will provide meaningful content to the higher education community supporting students in their academic journey as they engage across difference in curricular and co-curricular spaces preparing them for life beyond college.”
The Advisory Board includes thirteen members from a broad range of institutions and professional backgrounds and will build upon EVERFI’s mission to drive lasting, large-scale change on critical health and well-being issues facing students, faculty, and staff. They will guide EVERFI’s ongoing investment in quality prevention education courses, thought leadership, data dissemination, and research for higher education.
Board members include:
- Sheree Marlowe, J.D., Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion at Clark University, Board Chair
- Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, Principal Director, The AAKOMA Project and Center
- Fran’cee Brown-McClure, Dean of Students, Spelman College
- Katie Eichele, Director of The Aurora Center, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Monroe France, Associate Vice President for Global Engagement and Inclusive Leadership, New York University
- Yvette Gullatt, Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement and Chief Outreach Officer, University of California System
- Adeline Lee, Campus Free Speech Initiative Program Coordinator, Pen America
- David Rivera, Associate Professor of Counselor Education, Queens College, City University of New York; Advisor, The Steve Fund
- Inam Sakinah, Founder and Executive Chair, The Power of WE
- Will Sherry, Director, Spectrum Center, University of Michigan
- Catherine Spear, Associate Vice President, Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, University of Virginia
- Jewell Winn, Executive Director of International Affairs/Diversity Officer, Tennessee State University
- Reonda Washington, Substance Abuse Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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