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YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

The Black Alliance of Colleges and Employers (BACE) is pleased to announce our fiscal partnership with YWCA Metropolitan Chicago!

The PhD Project

The Black Alliance of Colleges and Employers (BACE) is pleased to announce our new strategic partnership with The PhD Project!

BACE National Executive Board

Dr. Stephani Mason (Chair)

DePaul University School of Business

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Dr. Katrina Caldwell (Co Vice-Chair)

The Johns Hopkins University

Vice Provost of Diversity and Inclusion;
Chief Diversity Officer

David Canada (Co Vice-Chair)


Director of Business Operations,
Boeing Global Services (BGS)

Cybrina Cooper

Enterprise Holdings
Talent Acquisition Manager

Pernella R. Deams, PhD

Talladega College
Senior Vice President for Student Life and Success and United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Transformation Officer

Dr. Bryan Hotchkins

Texas Tech University
Associate Professor

Dr. Terrence Jackson

JCG Consulting Group
Chief Operating Officer

Roberta McLeod

Howard University (Ret.)
Former Executive Director, Armour J University Center

Reginald J. Miller

McDonald's Corporation
VP, Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Tanyelle L. Mims

Global Head of Executive Recruiting

La'Shawn Allen Muhammed

NYC Health & Hospital Systems
Director, Training

Nadege (Charles) Oluikpe

JPMorgan Chase & Co
Global Head of Corporate & General Management Campus Recruiting

Perika Sampson

Gilead Sciences
Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity

Dr. Roy Whitmore

Whitmore Consulting
Principal and University Program Chair

BACE Leadership

Shannon Stone-Winding

President and CEO

Shannon is a military veteran spouse with over 25 years of experience as a business strategist for diverse groups in consulting, corporate and higher education communities.

ChaVonne Sampson


As a operations leader, ChaVonne develops leadership teams and initiatives in operationalizing the next phase of the Alliance. Sampson leads day-to-day operations, assess the utilization of resources, and develop and implement improvement strategies in line with Board objectives.

Tyresa Jackson

BACE Research Fellow

Tyresa Jackson is an alumnus of the Masters of Public Administration program (Public Policy and Administration), with a specialization in law and administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prior to matriculating into John Jay College of Criminal Justice, she earned a Bachelor of Art in International Political Economy and Diplomacy with a minor in Mass Communications from the University of Bridgeport. While living in Bridgeport, Connecticut, she served on the Juvenile Review Board, which provided restorative justice recommendations to at-risk-youth in the Bridgeport community. Later, she moved to Chicago, where she served as a board member on Illinois Collaboration on Youth Advisory Board (ICOY). Her passions include, closing the education-to-prison pipeline, education reform, and increasing the number of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, and participating in 5K runs.


The Exploration of Diversity and Inclusion Programs Within Institutions of Higher Education

January 2022 DOI:10.4018/978-1-7998-9628-9.ch016

Chapter in book: The Exploration of Diversity and Inclusion Programs Within Institutions of Higher Education (pp.315-332)

Authors: Tyresa Jackson
Teachers College, Columbia University 

In recent decades, the landscape of higher education has begun to shift. Yet, throughout the higher education pipeline (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D., and Law), there are stark differences in the academic performance and graduation outcomes among diverse student populations. This chapter explores landmark historical cases that promulgated diversity and inclusion programs in higher education. This chapter also assesses the social experience of race in higher education and if diversity and inclusion programs truly help to remove barriers to access.

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