Seeking Personal Validation: The Life and Times of an African American, Female, Academic
Anece F. McCloud presented an author talk in support of her book "Seeking Personal Validation: The Life and Times of an African American, Female, Academic."
McCloud served as the first director of minority affairs at UNMC. She also held the position of associate dean of students for minority affairs at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She spoke on elements of history, sociology, and psychology, as well as describing the effect that being involved in a newly developing role in academia had on her and others.
From the book’s synopsis: “Entering the academic profession, being appointed the first director of Minority Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and later the first Black, female administrator at Washington and Lee University stabilized my feelings of high self-esteem. The positions also gave me the privilege of working with individuals whom society considered subordinate humans. That was how I had defined myself. Being an academic enhanced my understanding of human relationships, society, and myself.”
McCloud, Anece F., "Seeking Personal Validation: The Life and Times of an African American, Female, Academic" (2022). Speaker Series: Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library. 5.