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The Center for Higher Education Leadership

Terri E. Givens is a CEO/Founder, Political Scientist, author, and consultant to educational technology companies and educational institutions. In February of 2019, she founded The Center for Higher Education Leadership, a portal for professional development for higher education administrators. She has more than 30 years of success in higher education, politics, international affairs, and non-profits.


Terri has held leadership positions as Vice Provost at the University of Texas at Austin and Provost of Menlo College (first African American and woman); professorships at the University of Texas at Austin, and University of Washington. She was the founding director at the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas and led the university’s efforts in Mexico and Latin America as Vice Provost for International Activities. At Menlo College she has led faculty and staff in developing programs for first-generation students, updating curriculum and infrastructure for evidence-based assessment. 


She is the author/editor of several books on immigration policy, European politics and security, including Voting Radical Right in Western Europe, Immigration Policy and Security and Immigrant Politics: Race and Representation in Western Europe. Her most recent book is Legislating Equality: The Politics of Antidiscrimination Policy in Europe. Dr. Givens is currently working on a book designed to provide readers with a life cycle perspective on the challenges that women of color face in our divided society with the goal of teaching empathy to a broad audience. 

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