Anthony Jack’s book Privileged Poor offers unique personal insight into the challenges faced by low income, first-generation college students at the nation’s most elite colleges and universities. Although many colleges will pat themselves on the back for the mere presence of these students, what they fail the realize is how much further they need to go in meeting the social, psychological, emotional, and financial needs of these students in order for them to have parity with their wealthier peers. Dr. Jack combines personal memoir, rigorous scholarship, and rich insights to offer us a road map for improving the experiences of this talented yet oft-neglected group of students and calls on universities and colleges to be truly inclusive.
About Shane Lloyd
Shane currently works as a consultant for Cook Ross, Inc.-- one of the nation's leading management consulting firms focused on inclusion, diversity, and belonging. Prior to joining Cook Ross, Shane worked at two of the world's leading institutions-- Brown University and Yale University-- partnering with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni to promote cross-cultural exchange and social justice programming. Shane holds board memberships with Class Action, the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, and the Associate Board of the New England Region of the Anti-Defamation League. Shane earned his MPH at Brown University and his BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University.
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