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Academic Participants

Academic Liaisons and Corps Leaders

Auburn University - Dr. Cheryl Seals

Berea College -  Dr. Scott Heggen

Bowie State University - Courtney Lamar

Central Piedmont Community College - Jean Schoenheit

Claflin University - Dr. Cheryl Swanier

Colorado Mountain College - Steve Kaufman

Columbus State University - Dr. Radhouane Chouchane

DePauw University - Dr. Gloria Townsend

Duke University - Dr. Owen Astrachan

Florida A&M University - Dr. Jason Black

Florida International University - Pat McDermott-Wells

Florida State College at Jacksonville - Dr. Ernie Friend, Dr. Pamela Brauda

Florida State University - Ebrahim Randeree

Fort Valley State University

George Mason University - Dr. Kamaljeet Sanghera

Georgia Gwinnett College - Dr. Sonal Dekhane, Dr. Nannette Napier

Georgia Tech

Hampton University - Dr. Chutima Boonthum-Denecke

Illinois Institute of Technology -  Vida Winans

Indiana University - Bloomington - Chase Mccoy

Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis - Dr. Polly Baker, Vicki Daugherty

Johnson C. Smith University - Dr. Hang Chen

Livingstone College - Dr. Damien Greatheart

Loyola University - Dr. Ronald Greenberg

Morehouse College - Dr. Kinnis Gosha

North Carolina A&T University - Gina Bullock

North Carolina State University - Dr. Veronica Catete, Alex Milliken

North Dakota State University - Dr. Simone Ludwig, Dr. Joan Krush

Northern Virginia Community College - Dr. Paula Worthington

Northwest Florida State College - Dr. Heidi Gentry-Kolen, Wanjiku Jackson

Oregon State University - Dr. Ellen Momsen, Marleigh Perez

Rutgers University - Dr. Rebecca Wright, Dr. Elaine Zundle

South Carolina State University - Dr. Nikunja Swain, Cynthia Davis

Spelman College - Dr. Andrea Lawrence, Iretta Kearse

Temple University - Dr. Karl Morris

The Cooper Union - Robert Dell

University of Kansas - Paola Sanguinetti

University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Dr. Sonya Hsu

University of New Orleans - Dr. Christopher SummaTed Holmberg

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Dr. Lijuan Cao

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Dr. Steve Tate, Dr. Lakshmi Iyer, Lydia Fritz

University of North Texas - Dr. Renee Bryce

University of South Florida - Dr. Jonathan Gaines

West Texas A & M - Paul Haiduk

Winthrop University - Dr. Marguerite Doman


Executive Steering Committee

Director: Jamie Payton, Temple University

Associate Director: Tiffany Barnes, North Carolina State University

STARS Community Chair: Manuel Perez-Quinones, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

STARS Faculty Advancement Chair: Kinnis Gosha, Morehouse College

STARS Evaluation Chair: Audrey Rorrer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

STARS Alumni & Engagement Chairs: Ebe Randeree, Florida State University; Jason Black, Florida A&M University


Advisory Board

Jason Black, Florida A&M University

Adrienne Decker, University of Buffalo and

Ruthe Farmer, CS for All

Richard Ladner, University of Washington and AccessComputing

Monica McGill, Knox College and

How To Get Involved

Sponsor a STARS Corps Student

Does your company or organization want to help further the impact STARS is making on women and minorities involved in computing? If so, we have multiple opportunities to partner with STARS!

Participate in the STARS Celebration

Join us for our annual leadership conference highlighting the achievements of our STARS Corps students and schools. Speakers, panelists, sponsors, community partners and general attendees are welcome!

Adopt the STARS Leadership Corps Model

The Corps is a curricular or co-curricular service-learning program that fosters student-led regional engagement. Find out how your institution can become part of STARS today!

Find a STARS partner near you

Community partners are vital to the mission of STARS. If you are currently implementing K-12 outreach and service learning, learn how STARS students can help implement your existing programs.

Join the STARS Online Community

Looking for unique resources or individuals to connect on great civic projects? Join our STARS Online community or visit the Digital Library for best practices and shared resources.


STARS Participant Schools