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College Admissions After the US Supreme Court Decision

Art Coleman smiles for a headshot.

On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the use of race as a factor in college admissions decisions. In July, shortly after the decision was made, ACT asked Art Coleman, managing partner and co-founder of EducationCounsel LLC, to speak to key issues that have emerged as a result. Watch the interview here.

In part two of our video series with Coleman, he discusses some key takeaways within the Supreme Court’s decision. He focused on several things college and university leaders can do to move ahead, including:
  • Leading through adversity.
  • Thinking creatively and being innovative.
  • Working to achieve institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
  • Updating admissions practices.
  • Moving ahead with financial aid, scholarship, and recruitment practices.
Watch the video to learn more:

About Art: Art Coleman is a managing partner and co-founder of EducationCounsel LLC. He provides policy, strategic, and legal counseling services to national nonprofit organizations, postsecondary institutions, school districts and state agencies throughout the country, where he addresses issues associated with:
  • Student access, diversity, inclusion, expression, and success.
  • Faculty diversity, inclusion, and expression.
  • Institutional quality, accountability, and accreditation.
Coleman is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, where he teaches a master’s level course on enrollment management law and policy.

Additional links:

Read ACT’s joint amicus brief, submitted with College Board, National Association for College Admission Counseling, and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Read ACT’s statement on the decision.

Watch our interview with Art Coleman.