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Kim Okahara
Group Leader, Office of School Support and Rural Programs
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
400 Maryland Ave. S.W. – Room 3E214
Washington, DC 20202-6400
Telephone: (202) 401-0039

Equity Assistance Centers Directors (2016-2021)

The 4 Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) are funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They provide assistance in the areas of race, gender, national origin, and religion to public school districts to promote equal educational opportunities.

Region I | Region II | Region III | Region IV |

Region I

(serves Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia)
Center for Education Equity
Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium
5272 River Road, Suite 340
Bethesda, MD 20816
Susan Shaffer, Director
PH: 301-657-7741
F: 301-657-8742


Region II

(serves Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)
South Central Collaborative for Equity
Intercultural Development Research Association
5815 Callaghan Road, Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78228-1102
David Hinojosa, Director
PH: 210-444-1710
F: 210-444-1714


Region III

(serves Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
Midwest and Plains EAC
Indiana University
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5167
Seena M. Skelton, Director
PH: 317-278-6832
F: 317-274-6864


Region IV

(serves Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
Western Educational EAC
Metropolitan State UniversityP.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 63
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Jan Perry Evenstad, Director
PH: 303-556-6175
F: 303-556-3912


Last Modified: 05/02/2018