Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs

A Festschrift in Honor of Melvin C. Terrell

Edited by:
Jerlando F. L. Jackson, University of Wisconsin‐Madison
LaVar J. Charleston, University of Wisconsin‐Madison
Cornelius Gilbert, Northern Illinois University

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Achievement. Editor(s): Chance W. Lewis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Published 2017

This Festschrift has a dual purpose: (a) highlight how student affairs has grown as a field of practice in response to the growth of student diversity on college campuses, and (b) honor the remarkable career of Melvin C. Terrell. As one of the unique contributions to higher education attributed to the United States, the practice of student affairs has played a significant role in supporting students as access to college has broadened. In turn, key principles of practice had to evolve to appropriately take into consideration diverse student development theory and needs. The span of Melvin C. Terrell’s legendary accomplishments neatly aligned with the professional evolution of student affairs. Each of the chapters in this Festschrift artfully straddle the dual purpose of this volume. Researchers, practitioners, and key decision‐makers will equally be empowered to employ the lessons and approaches informed by the evolution of student affairs over the past 30 years.

- Presents cutting edge and thought‐provoking chapters on the evolution of student affairs practice shaped by the diversification of the student body and practitioners
- Contributions from some of the best minds and practitioners in the field
- Includes curated chapters that capture advancements in student affairs practice informed by equity and diversity, while honoring the unique contribution of Melvin C. Terrell to the field

Acknowledgments. Foreword—A Generous Heart: To Know Him Is To Love Him, Lemuel W. Watson. INTRODUCTION: A Pioneer in the Field: Melvin C. Terrell’s Significant Contributions to Diversifying Student Affairs Administration, Jerlando F. L. Jackson. Brief Biography of Melvin C. Terrell, Megan Covington and Adriel A. Hilton. HISTORY AND FOUNDATION OF THE FIELD: The Life and Career of Melvin C. Terrell, Barbara Henley, Michelle Morrow, and Michael J. Magee. Adding to the Legacy: African American Contributions to Students Affairs, Cornelius Gilbert. Developments Within the Field of Student Affairs Regarding Diversity: A 30 Year Review, Terrell L. Strayhorn. STUDENT OUTCOMES AND EXPERIENCE: Engagement that Matters: Exploring the Relationship of Co‐Curricular Activities to Self‐Reported Gains in Learning Outcomes for Racially Minoritized Students in the United States, Dafina‐Lazarus Stewart. Study Abroad: Building Successful Bridges to International Learning Experiences, Raul A. Leon. Minority Student Retention, Doris Wright Carroll. Benefits of Student Involvement and Leadership: The Voices of the Students, Darnell J. Bradley. Hate Speech and Hate Crimes on Campus: Anti‐Muslim Speech and Cyberbullying, Shafiqa Ahamdi, Darnell Cole, Michelle Castellanos, Sable Manson, and Ji Zhou. Regulating Religious Speech in Public Universities: Free Speech and Establishment Clause Jurisprudence Post Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (2010); and Badger Catholic v. Walsh (2010), Sherri Ann Charleston and LaVar J. Charleston. Enhancing Classroom Learning Environments for Students of Color: Curricular and Pedagogical, Lori Patton, Chayla M. Haynes, Saran Stewart, and Samantha M. Ivey. PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES: Responding to the Growth of Diversity on American College Campuses: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Institutions, LaVar J. Charleston, Jerlando F. L. Jackson and Jonathan Berhanu. Senior Diversity Coordinators: Organizational Strategies for Human Capital Development in Higher Education, DeVon Wilson, Richard McGregory Jr., and Damian Evans. Where are They Now? Revisiting the 1995–1996 Cohort of NASPA Minority Undergraduate Fellows 20 Years Later, Carol Logan Patitu. Practicing the Rhetoric: Helping African American Students Persist to Graduation (in Predominantly White Institutions), Sharon L. Holmes. A Good Mentor is Hard to Find: Learning From the Legacy of Dr. Melvin C. Terrell, Robin L. Hughes, Mark S. Giles, Juhanna Rogers, and Jennifer Horace. From Storied Pasts to Relevant Futures: The Centennial Era of Black Fraternities and Sororities, Walter M. Kimbrough. Challenges Faced by Black Male Change Agents: Reported Experiences of Higher Education Chief Diversity Officers, Lesley‐Anne Pittard. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Role of Professional Associations in the Process of Professional Identity Development in Student Affairs, Elton J. Crim. Attaining Balance Beyond the University, Dimitra Jackson Smith and John Kuykendall. Scholar‐Practitioners: Comparing and Contrasting the Role of Scholarship in the Careers of Administrators and Faculty, John H. Schuh. (Wo)Man in the Middle: Identifying Professional Growth Potential for Diverse Mid‐Level Student Affairs Administrators, Bridget R. McCurtis. Leading for Social Justice: Notes From the Field, aretha faye marbley. Applying an Engagement, Retention, and Advancement Model for Administrators of Color in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Walter P. Parrish III, and Consuelo Contreras. CONCLUSION: A Job Well Done, LaVar J. Charleston and Cornelius K. Gilbert. POSTSCRIPT: Melvin C. Terrell: A Cogitation and Epilogue, D. Jason DeSousa, Fred A. Bonner, II, Patrice A. Prince, and Melvin C. Terrell. APPENDIX. Retirement Speech of Melvin C. Terrell, Melvin C. Terrell. About the Editors and Authors.