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Inside Higher Ed, Georgia Voice and Others Spotlight Dr. Crossman's Essay in Salon 03.13.17
Inside Higher Ed, Georgia Voice and Others Spotlight Dr. Crossman's Essay in Salon

As a follow-up to his essay published in Salon Adler University President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., was recently interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education about why he disclosed his HIV status and what he hopes will happen as a result.

"At Adler University we expect our faculty and prepare our students to be advocates for social change," he said, in the story. "I felt this was an enormous opportunity do something exactly in line with what our community does every day."

Dr. Crossman also told The Chronicle that while he has not been completely hidden about his diagnosis among family and friends, he felt the time was right to publicize it in a way that could shed light on injustices, marginalization and oppression.

"The drumbeat of hatred coming out of D.C. is impossible to ignore, and I thought I had something to offer right now," he said. "I believe the story of the ’80s offers great lessons right now, and I believe that my personal story might mean something to folks."

Read: The Chronicle of Higher Education article, Disclosing HIV Status, Adler U. Chief Strikes Empathic Chord With Marginalized Groups.

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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.