On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its second decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which upheld the University of Texas’s race-conscious admissions program under federal law. The decision has important implications at colleges and universities that consider race in admission, financial aid and scholarship, and other enrollment policies and practices. In this episode of Admissions Live we’ll speak with Terri Taylor, Education Counsel’s senior policy and legal advisor, about key takeaways from the recent decision and discuss guiding principles that will help your campus leaders craft responses to the decision and create strategies for race-conscious admission moving forward.

 

Episode Host

Nicole Lentine

Nicole Lentine

Nicole Lentine is associate director of admission at Champlain College. Along with recruitment goals and activities, she works with a team of student ambassadors to ensure that the enrollment center’s web and social media outreach helps the right students find their match at Champlain. Nicole has over six years of experience in the industry, and thrives on networking and learning from others to constantly improve and find new ways to connect with students. She speaks about college admissions and digital communication strategies at regional conferences including NEACAC, HigherEdWeb New England, and UBTech.
 

Guest

Terri Taylor

Terri is a senior policy and legal adviser with EducationCounsel LLC. She co-authored the amicus brief submitted by the College Board, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Law School Admissions Council and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling to the Supreme Court in Fisher II and helps lead the College Board’s Access and Diversity Collaborative.  She earned her J.D. from Georgetown Law and her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia.  Before law school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic.