The Center on Community Philanthropy at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public will host a live conversation with Dr. Sherece West-Scantlebury, President and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, on Thursday, October 15 at 1 p.m. on YouTube and Facebook.
The conversation is part of “Equity Talks,” a series of short informal conversations hosted by The Center with local community leaders sharing different perspectives on equity throughout Arkansas.
In addition to her leadership at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, West-Scantlebury is nationally known for her leadership in the areas of community development, public policy, and, most recently, disaster recovery. Her career path began at the Social Security Administration and wound its way through the Maryland Municipal League, the D.C. Department of Public Health, the Community Service Society of New York City, the Ford Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. At the Casey Foundation, West-Scantlebury partnered with its Rebuilding Communities Initiative grantees and consultants to help the five RCI sites advance their community-building plans and achieve their goals, and former President/CEO of the Carrier Foundation.
As a Scholar in Residence with the Center on Community Philanthropy in 2009, West-Scantlebury presented a paper on moving the needle one family at a time.
West-Scantlebury holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowie State University.
The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.