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Sam Lim

Sam Lim

Associate Director for Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Sam (pronouns: they, them) ensures Equity & Inclusion’s timely execution and implementation of programs and initiatives which advance Penn Carey Law’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Overseeing strategic initiatives and operations for the Office, they provide strategic direction and operational leadership to cultivate a team culture of institutional collaboration, innovation, and research-informed student and employee support. Active in the community, Sam serves on the Directorate for the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Coalition for Sexuality & Gender Identities (CSGI) and as a Regional Representative for the Consortium for Higher Education LGBT Resources Professionals. They were awarded the 2024 ACPA Val DuMontier Award, in recognition of a new professional who has made significant contributions in the area of LGBTQIA2S+ awareness.

A Point Foundation BIPOC Scholar, Sam is pursuing their EdD in Higher Education Administration at The University of Southern Mississippi, advised by Dr. Kaity Prieto. They have presented on issues of queer and transgender equity in K-12 and higher education administration, policy, governance, and law at conferences across the United States, most recently at the 2024 Conference on Higher Education Values, Identity, Belonging, and Purpose. Sam’s current research explores discursive constitutionalism, campus free speech, and transgender college student wellbeing, as well as the experiences of LGBTQIA2S+ professional students in law and education. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Sam holds a BA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and MEd from Salem State University.