Dr. Terrell Strayhorn to Deliver Mount Union’s Black History Month Keynote Address at Alliance High School

February 06, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio – In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn will be giving the keynote address at the Alliance High School Auditorium on Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. He will be discussing the topic, “Real Talk about Belonging and Difference.”

Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a Master’s degree in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at University of Virginia, and doctorate in higher education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Strayhorn currently serves as Professor and Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University. Prior to his work at Ohio State, Strayhorn worked at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as a Special Assistant to the Provost and worked at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) as a Research Associate.

Throughout his career, Strayhorn has authored 10 books, over 60 book chapters, and more than 150 journal articles and conference papers. One book, “College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success,” has one book award and sold record copies nationally. He is a renowned student success scholar and highly acclaimed public speaker presenting over 300 keynote addresses and has been invited to lectures across the globe. Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement; issues of race, equity and diversity; impact of college on students, and student learning and development. Strayhorn was named one of the country’s top diversity scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2011, one of Business First’s “Top 40 under 40,” one of the “Top 20 to Know in Education,” and became the youngest full professor in Ohio State’s history in 2014.

All Black History Month events are sponsored by Black Student Union, the Diversity Initiatives Steering Committee and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Mount Union. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (330) 823-2138.

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