C. Rob Shorette II
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
C. Rob Shorette II, PhD is the Executive Director of the Cal State Student Association (CSSA) in the California State University system. His scholarship has examined issues of diversity and equity in higher education, with particular attention placed on college access and success for underrepresented students, and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). In addition to his work as an administrator in student services at both public and private universities, Dr. Shorette has worked with nonprofit higher education research organizations such as The Campaign for College Opportunity, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Southern Education Foundation, and NASPA’s Research & Policy Institute. He received his PhD in Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education from Michigan State University, his master's degree in Higher Education Administration and Educational Policy from The George Washington University, and his bachelor's degree in English Education from Florida A&M University.
Finds that low-income students and students of color are disproportionately paying the price. Suggests that current financial aid resources don't stretch far enough to account for students' total costs of attendance beyond tuition. Highlights the need for the State of California and the federal government to strengthen need-based aid programs to better support students.