Andrade Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Diversity from the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
Dr. Donna Andrade, Academic Dean, was honored for her work in the field of diversity at the 6th national JSEA Diversity Conference which held April 30-May 3, 2009 in St. Louis, MO. In 1986, Andrade began the first Diversity Program for Jesuit high schools which became a model that was later adopted by other Jesuit high schools nationwide. From 1994-2001, Andrade served as National Chair of the Diversity Conference for the JSEA. During her service as Chair, Andrade coordinated the first three national conferences for then 43 Jesuit high schools, and served as a consultant to Jesuit high schools upon their request. Andrade also served two terms as a board member for the Jesuit Secondary Education Association from 1994-1999. Andrade started the SEED program (Students for Educational Excellence through Diversity) at Fairfield Prep.
Andrade attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut in 1977, a Master's degree from Fairfield University in 1982, a second Master's Degree from Fordham University in 1990, and a Doctorate in Education, also from Fordham University, in 1994.