Sari Pascoe

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sari Pascoe

Dr. Sari Pascoe leads the inaugural Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Drew University. Dr. Pascoe brings professional skills in executive administration, organizational change management, leadership, strategic planning, evaluation and assessment, collaboration, instruction, research, and fundraising.

Dr. Pascoe holds degrees in Business (organizational management), K-12 and adult education (Spanish BCLAD teaching credential), Instructional Technologies, and a Ph.D. degree in Education with a focus on systemic change in organizations and a minor in fundraising & grant writing from Indiana University, Bloomington (IN), San Francisco State University (CA), and Eastern University (PA).

Over the last decade she resided in the West Coast and led nonprofits and campus-wide initiatives in higher education institutions. This included managing the largest research portfolio for the School of Education at the University of Oregon and leading the institution as Assistant Vice President for the Division of Equity and Inclusion. In this role, Dr. Pascoe led the campus & community engagement portfolio, transforming the way in which the institution engaged with and served its constituents. Most recently, she led campus-wide re-design efforts at Cornell University and campus-wide inaugural initiatives at Ithaca College. You can reach Dr. Sari Pascoe via e-mail at spascoe@drew.edu

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The Corona Virus Underscores Inequality In The College Student Experience

The Corona Virus Underscores Inequality In The College Student Experience

For students, regardless of circumstances, the college experience often had the ability to level the field and add an element of equality.  Now that the corona virus has forced students out of the on campus environment, it is underscoring how …

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To Be Or Not to Be Latinx? For Some In The Community, That Is the Question.

To Be Or Not to Be Latinx? For Some In The Community, That Is the Question.

The term Latinx is one that has been adopted by more people and organizations with the intent of being more gender inclusive than “Latino.”  But as Raul Reyes reports on NBC News, it is not without controversy in the community, …

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More College Campuses Are Celebrating First Gen Students. Is It Enough?

More College Campuses Are Celebrating First Gen Students. Is It Enough?

There has been a trend in higher education to acknowledge and celebrate an often overlooked population, first generation college students.  There is a greater intentionality in programmatic efforts, more support services, and overall, more recognition.  This article by NPR asks, …

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Being Jewish In College. It’s More Complicated Than They Think

Being Jewish In College. It’s More Complicated Than They Think

The Forward, a Jewish news publication established in 1897, conducted a survey that asked, “What makes a college ideal for a Jewish student?”  They examined factors such as the availability of Pro-Israel clubs, kosher food options, and Jewish fraternities and …

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Freelancing with a disability: Thoughts on designing an accessible work from home space

Freelancing with a disability: Thoughts on designing an accessible work from home space

For the freelancer working remotely, often from home, is a way of life.  But now, COVID-19 pandemic, in the short-term at least, has thrust more and more workers into this unexpected professional space.  For workers with a disability, this option …

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Opportunities & Resources: A College Guide for Low Income Students

Opportunities & Resources: A College Guide for Low Income Students

According to Felice Rollins in her College Guide for Low Income Students, (available on the Community for Accredited Online Schools), only 10% of people from low income families will earn a college degree by the age of 25.  Yet having …

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How International Students Are Changing U.S. Colleges

How International Students Are Changing U.S. Colleges

In 1854, Yung Wing was the first Chinese person to graduate from a U.S. University (Yale) and by 2015, International students made up 4.8% of the total college student population (924,975).  The Wall Street Journal explores the data trends, the …

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There Is No Room For ‘Anti-Feminism’ In College

There Is No Room For ‘Anti-Feminism’ In College

In an opinion piece from The Badger Herald, discusses why all women benefit from feminism and the importance of acknowledging feminist history in higher education.  Read the article.

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Living A Double Life: A First Generation College Student & Professor

Living A Double Life: A First Generation College Student & Professor

In this article from Great Schools.org, a current college professor, and former first generation college student, discusses the challenges and stigmas that first generation college students face, as well as strategies that colleges can adopt to help them.  Read the …

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4 Things I Learned About Faith as a College Student

4 Things I Learned About Faith as a College Student

Rosalie Nolen in an article from the blog, “Blessed Is She,” discusses her faith journey while immersed in American college culture and 4 things that she took from the experience.  Read the article.

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