Celebration of diversity and inclusivity are treasured values at West Chester University, but we hadn't taken the opportunity to assess our success and challenges until we committed to conducting a campus-wide survey of climate. Dr. Rankin's approach to the survey development and implementation, bringing all concerned constituencies to the table, was the perfect approach to ensuring wide participation in the survey. ...It is obvious that the campus is engaged; there are conversations everywhere, and the ideas for action are pouring in.
Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW
West Chester University (PA)
I have appreciated very much my opportunities to work with Dr. Rankin as a consultant. Her commitment to research-based campus climate assessment produces sound and usable results. At the same time she is willing to accommodate client suggestions and respond to client questions promptly and appropriately. Her enthusiasm for improving the campus climate provides clients with positive energy - in addition to consultant expertise - for their campus-based efforts to create inclusive environments.
Sandra Holbrook, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University
Sue Rankin is not only an expert researcher, she is a passionate one, whose commitment to diversity has led her to not only ask the tough questions but to answer them. Her survey on LGBT issues on our campus was the match that fueled the fire. Within two years we moved from essentially no LGBT resources on campus to the administration funding a LGBT Office.
Sue Rankin has perfected the art of assessing campus climates through her nationally recognized consulting firm. A skilled researcher in her own right, Dr. Rankin and her associates are a full service firm from questionnaire construction to data analysis.
Linda A. Mooney, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology
East Carolina University