The Quadcast

Ep. 42 Taking LGBTQ+ student support to the next level with David P. Rivera, PhD



June 15th, 2022  •  25 mins 47 secs  •  Download (20.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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This Pride Month, Mary Christie Institute’s coverage of the unique needs of LGBTQ+ student continues with our latest episode of the Quadcast, featuring David P. Rivera, PhD, associate professor of counselor education at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) and special advisor to the Steve Fund. Dr. Rivera’s career in higher education has spanned counseling, teaching and administration, always with an emphasis on serving LGBTQ+ students and students with other marginalized identities. With MCI executive director Marjorie Malpiede, Dr. Rivera explains his latest work, Affirming LGBTQ+ Students in Higher Education, which addresses the unique stressors that LGBTQ+ students face and guides administrators toward constructive solutions. The “trillion dollar question,” he says, is how to ensure that all students feel they belong on their campuses.