Date: October 6, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Where: Zoom Webinar
Registration Link: https://shorturl.at/hkxR0
Cost: FREE to join
The US Supreme Court has made their decision with regards to whether institutions of higher education can use race as a factor in admissions.
Now it’s time to discuss the impact on optometric admissions. Our guest, Mr. Art Coleman, managing partner and co-founder of the EducationCounsel, LLC will discuss ramifications for admissions departments and important next steps in wake of this decision.
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Art is managing partner and co-founder of EducationCounsel LLC. He provides policy, strategic, and legal counseling services to national nonprofit organizations, school districts, state agencies, and postsecondary institutions throughout the country, where he addresses issues associated with student access, diversity, inclusion, expression, and success; faculty diversity, inclusion, and expression; and institutional accountability and accreditation.
He previously served as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where, in the 1990s, he led the department’s development of the department’s Title VI policy on race-conscious financial aid, as well as OCR’s first comprehensive Title IX sexual harassment policy guidance.
He was instrumental in the establishment of the College Board's Access and Diversity Collaborative (ADC) in 2004, which he has helped lead since its inception. With a focus on issues of diversity and inclusion, he has authored amicus briefs in Grutter v. Bollinger (2003), Gratz v. Bollinger (2003), and in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (I and II, 2013 and 2016). His advocacy work also includes the development of a federal amicus strategy and numerous briefs on behalf of transgender students in federal court litigation throughout the United States.
A former litigator, Art has testified before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.