Radically Reimagining Admissions for Racial Equity
Marie Bigham, founder of the advocacy group Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today (ACCEPT) will discuss grassroots efforts to rethink and redesign the path to postsecondary education. Her talk, “Radically Reimagining Admissions for Racial Equity,” will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium, 360 W. Louther St. The event is free and open to the public. Face coverings are required.
With the success of ACCEPT, Bigham is regarded as a national leader in college admission redesign and reform. She is also co-host of Hack the Gates, a research-to-practice partnership focused on creating more equitable pathways to postsecondary education. Bigham She has almost 25 years of experience in the college admissions process and has served on the board of directors for the National Association of College Admission Counseling and as vice chair and director of communication for the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools. She was also an associate director for college counseling at Riverdale Country School in New York and for undergraduate admissions at Washington University in St. Louis. She has also been director of college counseling at The Bishop’s School in California, Greenhill School in Texas, and Isidore Newman School in Louisiana.