The steering board of the Consortium of High Achievement and Success has named Jennifer L. Baszile as director of the organization. The consortium is the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the success of underrepresented students on liberal arts college campuses nationwide. The consortium includes dozens of the nation’s highest-ranked liberal arts colleges. Member institutions meet twice each year to exchange ideas, obtain new information, share best practices, and engage in networking. In addition, the consortium holds conferences on issues relating to increasing the educational opportunities for students of color at liberal arts colleges.
Dr. Baszile is a former instructor at the University of Connecticut and a former assistant professor of history, African American studies, and American studies at Yale University. She was the first African American woman to hold a tenure-track faculty position in the history department at Yale. Dr. Baszile is the author of the memoir The Black Girl Next Door (Touchstone, 2009).
Dr. Baszile is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City, where she majored in history. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University in New Jersey.