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The Shepherd Initiative

Welcome to the Shepherd Initiative Homepage!

The Shepherd Initiative is a different approach to achieving the goals of diversity and inclusiveness in graduate education. Instead of focusing primarily on individual students, the Shepherd Project has the aim of establishing long-term partnerships with faculty at institutions that have a track record of producing minority baccalaureates.  The reasoning is that unlike the ever-changing student population, faculty tend to be relatively stable. Thus, the key to success is an emphasis on a “win-win” philosophy in the partnerships.

Click here to view the Summer Conference 2008 Program Agenda!

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Dr. Hayward Derrick Horton

Dr. Hayward Derrick Horton has Pioneered this Exciting Program in Conjunction with the Global Center for Critical Demography and Public Sociology!







The Shepherd Initiative Website is currently under construction, so please stay tuned for further updates and information on how you can get involved!




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