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The College Board and our partner, EducationCounsel LLC, founded the Access & Diversity Collaborative (ADC) in 2004, in the aftermath of Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. In those cases, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rights of universities to consider the limited use of race in admission decisions to build a diverse student body.

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Goals of the ADC

  • To provide useful resources that support meaningful discussion about access and diversity.
  • To bring together thought leaders from across disciplines to discuss policy and practice.
  • To be a leading advocate for policies that promote access and diversity on college campuses.

ADC Leadership

Arthur L. "Art" Coleman
Managing partner and co-founder, EducationCounsel LLC

Jamie Lewis Keith
Partner, EducationCounsel LLC

Crystal E. Newby
Senior director, Strategic Admission, Access, and Diversity Initiatives, The College Board

Connie Betterton
Vice President, Higher Ed Access and Strategy, The College Board

ADC Sponsors

Our sponsors are integral to the work we do. They generously donate their time and expertise to advance the access and diversity goals of higher education.

We’re proud to count among our sponsors representatives from College Board member institutions and other higher education organizations, as well as individuals with a deep understanding of the legal issues involved.

Institutional Sponsors

  • Austin College
  • Barnard College
  • Boston College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carleton College
  • Colorado College
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Drexel University
  • Emerson College
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Guilford College
  • Hamilton College
  • Indiana University
  • James Madison University
  • Kenyon College
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Northeastern University
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Smith College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California Office of the President
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland–College Park
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Richmond
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University

Organizational Sponsors

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Center for Institutional & Social Change (CISC)
  • Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • National School Boards Association (NSBA)
  • USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP)