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Dr. Alexander Jun to Speak at Covenant College

Dr. Alexander Jun, professor of higher education at Azusa Pacific University and executive director and senior research scholar with Race and Justice in Higher Education, will deliver two evening lectures at Covenant College on January 18 & 19, 2017. These lectures are free and open to the public.


Jun received his BA in political science and psychology from the University of Southern California, his MS in higher education counseling from California State University, Los Angeles, and his PhD in education administration and policy from the University of Southern California. Jun is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) study committee on racial reconciliation and was invited to campus by the College’s strategic planning committee on increasing and supporting ethnic diversity. He is the author of From Here to University: Access, Mobility, and Resilience among Urban Latino Youth.


“In light of the work being done by the PCA in regard to racial reconciliation, it is more important than ever that Covenant College considers ethnic diversity on our campus,” said Dr. Amy Bagby, chair of the strategic planning committee on increasing and supporting ethnic diversity. “Throughout this academic year, our committee has sought out individuals who could provide a perspective on this work. It is for this reason that we are excited to welcome Dr. Alexander Jun to the campus. The committee already enjoyed the opportunity to conference with Jun and has found his insight valuable. We now look forward to having him on campus to meet the broader Covenant community as we seek to map a way forward.”


During his time at Covenant, Jun will speak to faculty and staff about avenues toward increasing ethnic diversity at the College. Jun will also offer the following evening lectures, which are open to the public and held in The Kirk on Covenant’s campus. Light refreshments will be provided during the evening lectures.


Wednesday, January 18
A Place at the Table
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Kirk


Thursday, January 19
Now Hold On
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Kirk