Perspectives: A CHSE Series | Black Minds Matter Too | Nov. 12

Perspectives: A CHSE Series | Black Minds Matter Too | Nov. 12

LSU College of Human Sciences & Education presents a community event, second installment of diversity, advocacy, and civic engagement series

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Ivory Toldson, PhD will be a featured speaker at the November 12 Perspectives: A CHSE Series. Toldson is a professor at Howard University School of Education and President & CEO of Quality Education for Minorities.

November 4, 2020

BATON ROUGE - With a record-breaking 6,690 full-time freshman students enrolled at LSU this fall, diversity of the class is at an all-time high and LSU's Black freshman population is at 16.8 percent. So what does this mean? Join us for a virtual conversation about educational access and equity, followed by a discussion of related challenges, opportunities, and solutions to promote learning, development, and success of Black students.

Roland Mitchell, PhD
Dean, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

Guest Speaker: Ivory Toldson, PhD

Professor, Howard University School of Education
President & CEO of Quality Education for Minorities
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Negro Education
Executive Editor of Journal of Policy Analysis & Research

Ivory Toldson, PhD
Dr. Ivory A. Toldson is the president and CEO of the QEM Network, professor of counseling psychology at Howard University and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education.  Previously, Dr. Toldson was appointed by President Barack Obama to devise national strategies to sustain and expand federal support to HBCUs as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs). He also served as senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and contributing education editor for The Root, where he debunked some of the most pervasive myths about African-Americans in his Show Me the Numbers column.


Ashley Clayton, PhD | Assistant Professor, LSU School of Education

Marvin Dupiton | Doctoral Candidate, LSU School of Education

Cleo Fields | Louisiana State Senator, District 14

Sheara Williams Jennings, PhD | Associate Professor, University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work

Julian Williams | Black Male Leadership Initiative Fellow & LSU School of Kinesiology Undergraduate Student

About Perspectives

PERSPECTIVES…a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something…a point of view.

We all have perspectives. They determine how we relate to people, how we handle relationships and issues, and how we live day to day.

Few of us realize how powerful those perspectives are. That’s because we often feel as long as other people’s opinions and decisions do not affect us, ours should not affect other people. However, instead of seeing similarities we share, we often focus on differences that can fuel animosity, disagreement, and unnecessary confrontation.

In the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, we believe sharing perspectives is an important part of diversity, advocacy, and civic engagement. It contributes to our College’s vision of improving quality of life across the lifespan.

Simply conversing and making attempts to see things from different perspectives can help to address many challenging societal issues. For these reasons, CHSE is excited to debut a new forum to engage in constructive dialogue about the topics of diversity, inclusion, and civic engagement.

The Perspectives series provides an environment in which students, faculty, staff, and community members can collaborate to educate and inform, foster inclusion, and empower others to become a changemaker in the community.


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About the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

As a college within Louisiana’s flagship university, the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) impacts the lives of individuals in our state, nation, and the world through our research, service, teaching, and scholarship. We offer programs through our five schools: School of Education (SOE), School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD), School of Kinesiology (SOK), School of Library & Information Science (SLIS), and School of Social Work (SSW). The University Laboratory School (ULS) is also under the college umbrella, enrolling approximately 1,400 K-12 students. ULS was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in Fall 2015. The college is home to the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool (ECELP) which enrolls 175 children ages six weeks to four years old. The ECELP is a NAEYC accredited institution.

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