The Hope Center Welcomes Three New Advisory Board Members

December 16, 2020

The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice announces three champions of #RealCollege students will join its 13-member Advisory Board in January, bringing their invaluable expertise, passion, and dedication to the mission of providing basic needs supports to students at a critical time.

The new members include George Tang, managing director for Educate Texas; Nyeema Watson, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Inclusion and Civic Engagement at Rutgers University–Camden; and Juwan Bennett, Director of the Urban Youth Leadership Academy and Professor of Instruction in Criminal Justice at Temple University.

George Tang
Nyeema Watson
Juwan Bennett

“As the Hope Center enters the new year, we are honored to have three highly- committed educational and community leaders join us in fighting for basic needs supports for all students,” said President and Founder Sara Goldrick-Rab. “These individuals all bring valuable experience, and they are generous in sharing their expertise with our national network.”

The board members join Robin-Renee Albritton, graduate student researcher at the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh; Richard Binswanger, president of TLG Consulting; Anette Carlisle, trustee of Amarillo College; Keith Curry, president & CEO of Compton College; Loree D. Jones, CEO of Philabundance; Nicole-Lynn Lewis, founder & CEO of Generation Hope; Mark Milliron, co-founder and chief learning officer of Civitas Learning; Jimmieka Mills, strategist, journalist, and activist; Eduardo Padrón, president emeritus of Miami Dade College; and Michael Sorrell, president of Paul QuinnCollege.

The Hope Center is completing an incredibly busy year, as the team pivoted from planned projects to a focus on collecting cutting-edge data during the pandemic. The advisory board will help to guide the team as it targets institutional transformation with expanded work on policy and advocacy, and a robust program of technical assistance.

With those goals, The Hope Center is assisting hundreds of thousands of students with reports on evidence-based lessons. The forthcoming #RealCollege Curriculum, designed with The Hope Center’s partners, will bring those lessons to the global scale! For more information about The Hope Center, visit our website.