Commission on Redesigning College Admission and Financial Aid Through a Racial Equity Lens

The Commission on Redesigning College Admission and Financial Aid Through a Racial Equity Lens is a national panel of leaders and researchers from across higher education, policy, and civil rights.

The commission developed specific proposals for reimagining financial aid and college admission systems and ultimately eliminating racial inequity in postsecondary educational access. The panel is the product of NACAC’s partnership with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and is made possible through funding from Lumina Foundation.

Kendra Allen
Associate Director of Financial Aid Special Programs
Northern Virginia Community College

Tanya Ang
Vice President
Veterans Education Success

Daniel Barkowitz
Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid and Veterans’ Affairs
Valencia College (FL)

Jose Bowen
Senior Fellow
Association of American Colleges and Universities

Alexander Clark
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Art Coleman
Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Shirley Collado
Ithaca College (NY)

Youlonda Copeland-Morgan
Vice Provost, Enrollment Management
University of California, Los Angeles

David Follick
Dean of Admission
Nassau Community College (NY)

Kristen Harris
Senior Director of College and Career Success
New York City Department of Education

Luisa Havens-Gerardo
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Virginia Tech

Emily House
Executive Director
Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Janet Marling
Executive Director
National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students

Stephanie McGencey
Executive Director
American Youth Policy Forum

Joseph Montgomery
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
Tuskegee University (AL)

David Page
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Dillard University (LA)

Daniel Phelan
Jackson College (MI)

OiYan Poon
Associate Professor Affiliate of Educational Policy Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago

Brian Sponsler
Vice President, Policy
Education Commission of the States

Michaele Turnage Young
Senior Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Don Yu
Chief Operating Officer
Reach Higher at The Common Application

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