The Honors Scholars program is The Honors Scholars program is excited to welcome Dr. Rosa L. Rivera-McCutchen, from CUNY’s Lehman College, as the Keynote Speaker for the Student Academic Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is leadership and social justice. A scholar on transformative leadership, Dr. Rivera-McCutchen’s address will build upon the momentum from last the previous conference theme, student activism, and emphasizes the notion of ‘radical care’ in leadership towards a more just world.

A first-generation college graduate, Dr. Rivera-McCutchen’s research, teaching and activism is informed by her experiences as an educator and student in NYC public schools, and centers on achieving racial equity through radical care practices.