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Adler Alum Runs for 
 Wisconsin County Board Seat 03.28.18
Adler Alum Runs for
Wisconsin County Board Seat
03.28.18

An Adler University alumnus and hopeful politician is making headlines while campaigning for a board seat in Dane County, Wisconsin, where she says she hopes to establish a more socially just structure for residents.

Several area publications recently featured Tanya Buckingham, who graduated from Adler with a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology. A longtime volunteer for local campaigns, Buckingham hopes to gain election to the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

Asked in one report to identify the greatest issue facing the county’s residents, Buckingham said:

“The racial achievement gap is the largest issue facing the county. It encompasses all of the tenets of the county, from access to transportation and affordable housing, to health care and environmental justice. If, as elected officials, we focus on making a fair environment — structurally and naturally — for each of our residents, we will find that the quality of life for all will increase.”

Residents will cast their ballots on April 3 to for the District 24 seat on the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

Read the reports listed below for additional background.

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.