LaDawn Best ’12 (Los Angeles, BA) is immediate past chair and board member of the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. She is the Executive Director of Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles, a national nonprofit organization that provides health education and mentorship services to teenagers by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.
Dr. Harriet Schwartz ’09 (GSLC, PhD) served as the keynote speaker for the Cedar Crest College summer 2022 faculty development day. With Relational Cultural Theory as a foundation, Schwartz presented her work on relational teaching. In addition, she engaged the faculty in dialogue regarding authenticity, role, and relational clarity in the teaching space. Schwartz is a Professor of Relational Practice and Higher Education in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change.