Patricia Marin participates in civil rights panel at 2013 NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Conference

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Patricia Marin from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will take part in the panel “I Have a Dream: A Reflection on the Last 50 Years,” at the 2013 NASPA Conference Bold without Boundaries in Orlando, FL on Monday, March 18.

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told the world his dream of a brighter future and a better tomorrow. Over the next 50 years, the boundaries between all people have become increasing complex and blurred and higher education must continue to respond boldly to the challenges of leading in the issues of inclusion, access, respect for the dignity of all people, globalization, sustainability, peace advocacy, and institutional change. Marin and the other three panel members – Thomas Parham, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, University of California- Irvine; Lori Patton Davis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University- Indianapolis; and Kenji Yoshino, Ph.D., Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University, School of Law – will reflect on his half-century of civil rights and engage us in a conversation about our profession's enduring legacy of education for social justice.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. It serves a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of colleges and universities. Founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 13,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.

Marin – an associate researcher and lecturer in the Department of Education – studies issues of inclusion and equity in higher education for underrepresented students. In particular, her work examines issues of diversity, affirmative action, and college access. She is co-editor of Realizing Bakke’s Legacy: Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Access to Higher Education (with C. L. Horn, Stylus Publishing, 2008), Higher Education and the Color Line (with G. Orfield and C. L. Horn, Harvard Education Press, 2005) and Moving Beyond Gratz and Grutter: The Next Generation of Research (with M. S. Moses, 2006), a special issue of Educational Researcher, which received the Outstanding Publication Award of the American Educational Research Association's Division J (Higher Education). Prior to joining the Department of Education at UCSB, she worked for The Civil Rights Project (CRP) at Harvard University and the American Council on Education in Washington, DC. She is also the associate director of the University of California Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC).

[Patricia Marin is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]