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Sam Lim

Sam Lim

Sam Lim (pronouns: they, them) is the Associate Director for Equity & Inclusion Initiatives at Penn Carey Law School. Lim joins us from the Center for Justice and Liberation at Salem State University, where they led campuswide LGBTQIA+ and multicultural programs. Active in the community, they serve on the Directorate for the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities and Teach For America’s National Prism LGBTQIA+ Advisory Board. Lim is the former inaugural Senior Diversity Officer and a board member for Atlanta Pride and North Shore Pride. While in Salem, MA, Lim was appointed by Mayor Kim Driscoll to the City’s Cultural Council, Scholarship & Education Committee, and Human Rights Coalition, for which they served as founding co-Chair. Lim has spoken at various conferences on issues of queer and transgender equity in educational administration, policy, governance, law, teacher preparation, and student development, including NASPA Region I, the Texas A&M International Social Justice Leadership Series, Teach For America’s Men of Many Series and Brave Education Summit, and the UNC Greensboro Careers in Student Affairs Conference, among others. They most recently presented at the 2024 Conference on Higher Education Values, Identity, Belonging, and Purpose on institutional response models to anti-LGBTQIA+ hate speech, philosophies of educational ethic of care, and First Amendment considerations. A national Point Foundation BIPOC Scholar, Lim is pursuing their EdD in Higher Education Administration at The University of Southern Mississippi, and is advised by Dr. Katy Prieto. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Lim holds a BA in Languages & Literatures from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a MEd in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Salem State University.