“Equity, Fairness, and Parity” in the CSU System: A Conversation with Dr. Leece Lee-Oliver

By Connie Tan

The convergence of a global pandemic and pervasive patterns of racial injustice has magnified the deep structural and social inequities in the United States. In this interview, Dr. Leece Lee-Oliver (Blackfeet, Choctaw, Wyandot, Cherokee), assistant professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and American Indian Studies and director of American Indian Studies at Fresno State University, explores the context for and implications of racial equity work in the California State University (CSU). Other interviews by the CSU Network addressing equity in the CSU include conversations with Dr. Frank Harris III (Download PDF), Dr. William Franklin and Dr. J. Luke Wood, and a student plenary at the CSU Student Success Network Conference in 2020.