Ohio State University in Columbus has announced the formation of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, and Academic Success (IDEAS). The center’s mission will be to foster inclusion, promote diversity, and ensure the academic success of all students at the university through research, outreach, and advocacy programs.
The new center is under the direction of Terrell Lamont Strayhorn, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State. Professor Strayhorn is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He holds a master’s degree from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and an educational doctorate from Virginia Tech. He is the author of seven books including his most recent, Theoretical Frameworks in College Student Research (University Press of America/Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).