Assistant Professor | Lamar University
Dr. Kathryn Washington is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Lamar University. She has been with the University since 2019. After receiving her BA in Elementary Education from Lamar University, she embarked on a wonderful 28-year career in K-12 public education teaching Mathematics/Science for 11 years and was in various administrative roles on district/campus levels in Urban, Suburban and Rural public-school districts for 17 of those years. She earned her M Ed in Curriculum and Instruction (Prairie View A&M University) and Ed D in Educational Leadership (Sam Houston State University). Dr. Washington is a member of the American Educational Research Association and serves on the Research on Women and Education SIG Board as Membership Chair-Elect. Across the state of Texas, she is a member of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association where she serves on Regional Board (6) as Past President and Governance Task Force. She is also a member of the Texas Council of Women School Executives where she serves on the State Board as President, Conference Committee & Newcomers Facilitator. Other memberships are with the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership, Texas Alliance of Black School Educators and National Alliance of Black School Educators. At Lamar University, Dr. Washington serves on several committees as chair with the Student Success Task Force, College of Education Curriculum/Dissertation committees and formation/advisor of the Collegiate 100 of Lamar University. Nationally and across the state of Texas, she presents at conferences and delivers keynotes in support of leaders that align with her research agenda on relationship building, women in leadership, social emotional learning, and self-care.
Overview: There is no more important position in the success of a 100 Black Men of America's Collegiate 100 program than the volunteer chapter or campus advisor who serves as a role model and mentor. There are many benefits to having an advisor. Advisors maintain continuity within the Collegiate chapter from year to year, providing a sense of history, acting as an advocate for our Collegiate members, and they can also provide helpful resources and knowledge. The goal of this session is to share the Collegiate Advisors’ responsibilities, share best practices and discuss the DO's & DON'T of a Collegiate 100 advisor.