OCCRL Equity Academy with Keynote Speaker Dr. Saran Donahoo

Dr. Saran Donahoo

This event will assist community college faculty and administrators who are involved in the program review and comprehensive local-needs assessment (CLNA) processes and looking to advance collaborative work toward closing equity gaps.

The keynote speaker of this event, Dr. Saran Donahoo, has expertise in implementing systemic change to close persistent racial equity gaps in Illinois. Participants are encouraged to bring program review documents and information on institutional review processes to engage in peer networking and feedback.

Get directions to Kaskaskia College.

Cost: Free (space is limited)


Contact: Marci Rockey

Sponsor: Illinois Community College Board

Dr. Donahoo's bio:

Saran Donahoo is an associate dean and professor in the School of Education at Southern Illinois University. She earned her doctorate in higher education administration and an M.A. in history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Donahoo completed her B.A. in secondary education at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include legal issues affecting education, educational policy, international/comparative education, and educational diversity and equity for K-12 and postsecondary education. She has also served as an associate editor for media reviews for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Her published works include co-editing Teaching Leaders to Lead Teachers: Educational Administration in the Era of Constant Crisis and articles in Teachers College Record, Equity & Excellence in Education, Christian Higher Education, Urban Education, Race and Justice, and Education and Urban Society as well as an array of book chapters. Dr. Donahoo's recent research examines connections between hair, identity, careers, and postsecondary education. Her professional activities focus on helping students navigate campus life, complete their degrees, and transition into their careers.