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Frederick Douglass Collaborative

Mission of the Collaborative:

In pursuit of Frederick Douglass’ commitment to American democratic ideals and educational excellence, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Frederick Douglass Institute will serve as a catalyst for participating universities to enhance their curricula and enrich their campus climate.

In this endeavor, The Frederick Douglass Institute at West Chester University will function as a resource and a link among participating universities.

The PASSHE Frederick Douglass Collaborative has a public mission and vision. The Collaborative exists to serve as a catalyst to enhance diversity in curricular and co-curricular offerings, among the students and faculty at PASSHE institutions. Our goal is to prepare Pennsylvania’s students for the 21st century by encouraging and supporting intercultural literacy and knowledge that are required of them as citizens of the Commonwealth and the world.

PASSHE Frederick Douglass Institute

Contact information for the respective FDI campus programs:

Bloomsburg University of PA
Dr. Steven Ekema Agbaw - (570) 389-4828

California University of PA
Dr. Caryl Sheffield - (724) 938-41359

Clarion University
Dr. Jocelind Gant - (814) 393-2109

Cheyney University
Virgilette Nzingha Gaffin, Ph.D. - (610) 399-2716

East Stroudsburg University of PA
Dr. Patricia Graham - (570) 422-3451 or 3989

Edinboro University of PA
Ms. Valerie Hayes - (814)732- 2167

Indiana University of PA
Dr. Robert Millward - (724) 357-5593

Kutztown University of PA
Dr. Maria Sanelli - (610) 683-4448

Lock Haven University of PA
Mr. Albert Jones - (570) 484-2322

Mansfield University
Dr. Lynn Pifer - (570) 662-4384

Millersville University of PA
Mr. Minor W. Redmond, Jr - (717) 871-5344

Shippensburg University of PA
Dr. Sharnine Herbert - (717) 477-1272

Slippery Rock University
Dr. Christophas Walker - (724) 738-2615

West Chester University of PA
Dr. James Trotman - (610) 436-2766