Through this webinar, we will discuss the vital role that colleges and universities can play in ensuring a fair and complete count in the 2020 Census. A complete count is essential to ensuring that states maintain their federal funding levels and their representation in federal government. By working with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and most importantly, community partners, colleges and universities can support their communities in maintaining important resources. In this webinar, we will explore available resources as well as highlight schools gearing up for this work in 2020.
Dr. Robert Franco is a Cultural Anthropologist focusing on Samoan and Pacific Islander migration, diaspora and adaptation. He directs the Office for Institutional Effectiveness at Kapi'olani Community College, University of Hawai'i. He tracks census and student achievement and engagement data and has effectively woven these into successful grant proposals to the Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, HUD, and the National Science Foundation, as well as the Teagle and Keck Foundations. He oversees the Kapi'olani Service and Sustainability Learning program and his campus will host the 2021 western region Continuums of Service Conference.
Natalie Furlett is currently the Executive Director of Illinois Campus Compact, a partnership between 36 Illinois college and university campuses dedicated to upholding the public purpose of higher education. Prior to ILCC, Natalie spent time building student-community ties at Northwestern as the Coordinator of Student Community Service before taking on the role of Associate Director of the Norris Center for Student Involvement. She holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA and a BA from the School of Public Administration at American University in Washington DC. Natalie currently serves on the Governor’s Service Illinois Commission and on the Board of Directors for The Safe Haven Network
Sherrie J. Taylor, Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies Research Associate and Liaison to the State Data Center, joined CGS full-time in April 2001, after working as a Graduate Assistant for two years. She works with the public and a wide range of institutions in supplying data knowledge based primarily on the public data provided by state and federal agencies. As the project manager of the NIU role in the State Data Center Network, Taylor works with other agencies throughout the nation in helping others understand and utilize available data sets as well as serve as the Illinois state liaison to the 2020 Census Count.