Whitney N. West

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Director of Student Records at LSU Law

Whitney N. West has been in higher education for 15+ years and is currently Director of Student Records at LSU Law.  She has worked at universities in DC, Maryland, and Louisiana. Whitney is a two time graduate of The George Washington University and has a graduate certificate from University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is also an DEI/Disability awareness advocate and speaker who was diagnosed with a chronic illness in 2014 that almost took her life.  From there Whitney set out to make the most out of life and live her best and most authentic life. Whitney is now a doctoral student at University of Southern Mississippi who studies the intersection of race, gender, and disability specifically focusing on Black women with chronic illnesses in Higher education.  She uses her platform and her position in HE to help people appreciate their lives and advocate for themselves even when unexpected and uncomfortable things happen. Whitney wants people to know there are always options.

Higher Education Has a Problem: Holistic Disability Inclusion and Belonging