This week Dawn talks with Dr. Shai Butler about the need for more equitable practices in higher education. Using the recent college admittance scandal as a jumping off point, we analyze the impact of current funding practices (i.e. student loans)--comparing it to predatory housing loans, dive into the hot topic of the college entrance scam, and learn Dr. Shai's incredible journey from teen mother to PhD. Also, tips for parents with students preparing to enter college.
Dr. Shai is a Vice President in the field of higher education and a true inspiration to every person she encounters.
Note from the Stiletto Revolution #2: Your horizons will expand when you seek to learn
Bio: Dr. Shai Butler
Dr. Shai L. Butler is an emerging voice in higher education leadership and has presented and written on topics relating to mentorship, sponsorship, organizational dynamics, leadership, diversity, and inclusion. During the day she is a Vice President at a private comprehensive college in New York and does freelance speaking and writing for universities, women’s organizations, community groups, and professional associations. "Dr. Shai", as she is affectionately known as by her students, was educated at the University at Albany-State University of New York where she earned a bachelor's in English and a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies. She later earned a doctorate in Law & Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Shai has over 20 years of experience in student affairs, diversity, and student success. Proud mom of three (Chantelle, Koa, and Nori), and wife of one (Odo) she is a strong proponent of faith, family, and friendship. As a motivational speaker and blogger, Dr. Shai travels across the nation encouraging audiences to learn themselves, love themselves, and be themselves, unapologetically. To learn more, go to drshaibutler.com.