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Initiative

Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL)

The Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership investigates and invests in leadership for broadening participation in US STEM higher education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The mission of CASL is to substantially broaden the participation of students who have been marginalized from US STEM higher education. Firmly grounded ino our authentic knowledge and experience, this Center makes use of the HBCU institutional context as a guiding framework in determining the correlation between leadership and broadening participation in STEM. Our work represents a collective worldview that recognizes that academic leadership for broadening participation in STEM is effective only when it authentically and faithfully presupposes that all students- regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, socioeconomic status, birth order, or sexual orientation - are essential for and entitled to global vitality.