2022 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers

Institute Campus Mentors

  • David Everett

    Hamline University
    Areas of expertise: Engaging students; integrating TRHT into community; incorporating TRHT into campus vision
  • Eric Ford

    University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Areas of expertise: Service learning through a TRHT lens; community partnerships; youth and student leadership development
  • Jayne Ifekwunigwe

    Duke University
    Areas of expertise: Radical TRHT pedagogy; integrating the TRHT framework as an holistic approach to racial equity; mobilizing the arts and creativity as part of TRHT praxis; engaging alumni and senior leadership/administrators; collaborating within and across institutional siloes; narrative truth and interdisciplinarity
  • Kaiwipuni Lipe

    University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
    Areas of expertise: Integrating TRHT into strategic planning and accreditation; grounding in Indigenous knowledge; creating TRHT curriculum
  • J. Goosby Smith

    Pepperdine University
    Areas of expertise: Facilitating interfaith healing circles; gaining local attention for the work; supporting a community agency to do this work; working across campus siloes to engage in powerful research and institutional change
  • Cynthia Neal Spence

    Spelman College
    Areas of expertise: Anti-racist pedagogy; critical race theory; sociology of racial socialization; cross-racial dialogue
  • Sharon Stroye

    Rutgers University - Newark
    Areas of expertise: Engaging student in prison to school program; developing community partnerships; engaging/introducing TRHT framework to nonprofit organizations and local municipal governments for front-line personnel and service providers
  • Tessa Updike

    The Citadel
    Areas of expertise: Researching and documenting the history of race of an institution; Strategies for engaging key stakeholders, including senior administration, faculty, staff, students, and the greater community; Outreach strategies, including presentations events, receptions, and social media; Training and coaching facilitators for racial healing circles
  • Khayree Williams

    Austin Community College
    Areas of expertise: Diversity, equity, inclusion work; advocacy for historically marginalized students; prioritizing diversity and inclusion in staff, faculty, and leaders; student development and programming
  • Susan Womack

    Millsaps College
    Areas of expertise: Developing community partnerships; fundraising; strategies for engaging key stakeholders

Institute Speakers and Co-Facilitators

  • Gail Christopher

    National Collaborative for Health Equity
    Executive Director
  • Marsha Darling

    Adelphi University
    Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives in Executive Leadership, Office of the President
  • Michele Guzmán

    TriWest Group
    Principal
  • Taylor Jackson

    Tri West Group
    Consultant
  • Spencer Kuchle

    Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village
    Associate Director of Collections and Interpretation
  • Yerodin Lucas

    Marywood University
    Executive Director, Office of Institutional Equity & Inclusion
  • Tia Brown McNair

    AAC&U
    Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the TRHT Campus Centers
  • Mee Moua

    Consultant
  • Michael Nixon

    Andrews University
    Vice President for University Culture & Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer; Director, Andrews University TRHT Campus Center
  • Lynn Pasquerella

    Lynn Pasquerella

    AAC&U
    President
  • Yves-Rose Porcena

    Agnes Scott College
    Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion
  • Wendy Sherman Heckler

    Otterbein University
    Provost and Senior Vice President
  • Tina Terry

    Big Sandy Community & Technical College
    Coordinator of Academic Programs / Dual Credit
  • Gwenn Weaver

    Independent Consultant

Participants will work with assigned Institute mentors from existing TRHT Campus Centers who are currently planning and implementing transformative programming to advance racial healing in collaboration with community partners. In addition to the planned mentoring opportunities, teams will be able to schedule consulting appointments with other mentors, AAC&U TRHT team leaders, the national evaluators for TRHT Campus Centers, and experienced Racial Healing Circle facilitators.