Karen Simpson-Alisca, AACRAO Black Caucus Member
Fostering deeper connections through literature.
A pilot program at one school has lead to increased GPAs and graduation rates.
Assistant Dean for Academic ServicesThe Graduate College, North Carolina A&T State University
An AACRAO member since 2008, and a member of the Black Caucus since 2012, Cecil Dean Campbell brings a wealth of experience to both his role and AACRAO on a whole. As a "black and African-American administrator who has worked in both the PWI
and HBCU context" he believes that alongside being a role model, he is better able to advocate for students of color by implementing procedures that challenge the status quo.
His role models:
1. His father, Lloyd Campbell.
2. Dr. Tony Evans for his spiritual leadership and integrity.
3. Dr. George Washington Carver for his commitment to innovation and excellence in experiential education.
Fun fact? He enjoys classical music along the lines of Bach and Chopin.
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With over eighty members, this is one of our largest caucuses. The Black Caucus supports professional development, networking, and the discussion of issues affecting black students and professionals throughout college and university communities.
The Caucus engages in identifying solutions to issues surrounding access as well as examining ways to enhance and increase the representation of both black students and professionals within colleges and universities.
AACRAO's Black Caucus membership is open to all AACRAO members interested in advancing the black community by facilitating community building, the exchange of ideas and information addressing critical issues, promoting leadership development and scholarship
opportunities. They convene at our Annual Meeting every year to discuss goals and visions that they have for their institutions, and to exchange ideas to build a better tomorrow.
Black Caucus Chair
Kristy Goodwin, Director of College Pathways Program | Governors State University