The Georgia Resident Assistant Saturday Seminar, otherwise known as “GRASS”, is held annually with support from the Georgia Housing Officers (GHO). The conference provides the opportunity for student-staff members to learn from each other across the State of Georgia and share best practices in residential education and services.
Dr. Shakeer Abdullah
Dr. Shakeer Abdullah, PhD. currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Clayton State University. Prior to this role he was the Assistant Vice President for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota.
Shakeer earned his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University, his M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. in the Administration of Higher Education from Auburn University. His education includes extensive international study including travel to Lumbadzi, Malawi and participation in programs at the University of Cairo (Cairo, Egypt) and Lancaster University (Lancaster, England).
An emerging scholar-practitioner, Dr. Abdullah has published in the area of multicultural competence and remains an active national presenter, consultant, and trainer. He has written a 2012 book entitledBaptism by Fire: An Investigation of the Experiences and Multicultural Competence of Diversity Staff in Higher Education (Lambert Academic Publishing). His research takes a broad view of the issues of diversity on college campuses and connects the imperative of inclusion to the core enterprise of teaching and learning. Abdullah, S. A., Llanes, J.R., Henry, D. (2015) White Disadvantage: The Effects of Racial Isolation on White Pre-Service Teachers. In the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education Vol 3, No 2
Register for GRASS including your delegate information.
Early-bird Registration until January 3, 2020
$30 Per Attendee
Late and On-Site After January 3, 2020
$35 Per Attendee
Methods of Payment:
To pay by card please visit our Marketplace Website.
To pay by check, please make checks out to Clayton State University Housing and mail checks to the following address:
5809 North Lake Drive
University Housing Office
Morrow, GA 30260
Questions? Feel free to contact us at Grass2020@clayton.edu
Submit your program proposal
Program Proposal Timeline
Proposals are currently open and will be considered until December 5, 2019. All submitters will be notified of their proposal status by December 13, 2019
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