Cheskis-Gold teaches, speaks, and writes regularly on data-driven decision making for higher education planning, including a recent talk on housing trends at the Northeast ACUHO
conference and as keynote speaker for the 2011 East Coast Conference on Faculty Housing.
"Schools are still trying to figure out how to handle these students," says Gary Schwarzmueller, executive director of ACUHO. "Oftentimes, the solution for one group of students puts others at a disadvantage." Still, schools cannot just ignore this growing population of transgender students, he points out.
Many schools are moving toward adding non-discrimination policies that include gender identity, which is a step in the right direction," Says Jeanine Bessett, GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO; www.acuho.ohio-state.edu) and assistant director of Residence Education at the University of Michigan.