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Dr. Ivory Toldson wants to change college admissions -- especially at smaller universities

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Dr. Ivory Toldson will lead a professional development session at ULM’s Bayou Pointe on Thursday, September 15

MONROE, LA – The ULM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be hosting a professional development session with Dr. Ivory Toldson on Thursday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Bayou Pointe Event Center on the campus of ULM.

Dr. Toldson is the Director of Education Innovation and Research for the NAACP as well as a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Howard University. His session is titled “Education in a Changing World: Using Good Data to Find Solutions Rather Than Sell Problems to Close Achievement Gaps.”

All faculty and staff, as well as local and regional educators and administrators are invited to attend the free session. Registration is not required, but attendees are encouraged to pre-register at

Dr. Pamela Saulsberry, Executive Director of ULM’s Office of DEI says of Toldson, “In his book, he had great information on expectations of marginalized students, their parents’ involvement in their education, and what could be done differently to increase the success rate of these students in elementary and secondary school, and thus college.”

DEI Fellow Dr. Alicia Rollins added, “Dr. Toldson is one of the leading voices on using data-driven solutions to make progress in the DEI sector. It’s an honor to have him host a professional development session for our faculty, staff, and local educators.”