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Colvin T. Georges Jr.




Office of Community College Research and Leadership
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Champaign, IL 61820

Colvin T. Georges Jr.

Research Associate

Colvin T. Georges, Jr. is a doctoral student studying in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, with a concentration in higher education. His research interests examine how predominantly white institutions respond to occurrences of black student activism. Georges specifically looks at how these responses impact student success, mental health, and the sense of belonging for black students. 

Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, Georges gained numerous years of professional experience in the student-affairs areas of various institutions, where he was able to nurture a sense of belonging and provide leadership development for students of color. He was recognized by several associations for his efforts and was named the 2019 Kuumba New Professional of the Year by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrator’s African American Knowledge Community; the 2018 Philippi Outstanding Professional by the Northeast Greek Leadership Association; and the 2017 Chapter Adviser of the Year by the National Society of Leadership and Success.



  • Ph.D., Student, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.B.A., Management, New York Institute of Technology
  • M.A., Higher Education & Student Affairs, New York University
  • B.S., Sociology, Florida State University
  • B.S., Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University