SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2023) – Dr. Michael H. Gavin, President of Delta College in University Center, Michigan, will join the Equity Avengers as their featured guest on #EquityChat on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
Gavin leads a coalition of more than 60 higher education leaders and organizations, including the Equity Avengers, called Education for All. The coalition published a statement last week that urges higher education leaders to join the effort to fight against anti-DEI legislation, published in Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.
Gavin is the author of two books; the most recent, The New White Nationalism in Politics and Higher Education was released in paperback in spring 2023. Known nationally for his administrative leadership that focuses on academic excellence and equity, Gavin has more than twenty years of experience at large community colleges with enrollments of over 35,000 students. Before becoming an administrator, he was a tenured professor of English at Prince George’s Community College in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He earned his doctorate in American Studies at the University of Maryland the same year he was promoted to full professor. Most recently, he completed an Aspen Fellowship in Community College presidency.
Whether serving on national or local boards, working on a committee, or through his scholarship, Gavin is committed to the notion that community colleges can reshape the inequities in society through open-access education and teaching excellence.
#EquityChat is held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5 – 6 p.m. on the X platform from September through June. Follow the Equity Avengers on Twitter @EquityAvengers or LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/equity-
To learn more about the Equity Avengers, visit equityavengers.com.
About the Equity Avengers
The Equity Avengers are community college presidents Dr. Keith Curry, of Compton College and Dr. Tammeil Gilkerson, of Evergreen Valley College, and President Emerita Dr. Pamela Luster of San Diego Mesa College. The Equity Avengers have made it their mission to lead the charge for a more equitable higher education landscape, increasing access for those historically marginalized by academia.
The Equity Avengers host the popular #EquityChat on Wednesday evenings on Twitter and are regularly invited to speak at state and national conferences to share their vision. The College Futures Foundation has generously supported the Equity Avengers’ mission through a grant, allowing them to support and develop leaders who act and drive large-scale change toward achieving racial equity in higher education nationwide.