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School of Law

Rivers presents fellowship paper at nonprofit conference
Faith RiversFaith Rivers, associate professor of law, presented a fellowship paper at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) conference in Atlanta, Nov. 14-17. Rivers' paper is titled "Bridging the Black-Green-White Divide: The Impact of Diversity in Environmental Nonprofit Organizations."

Rivers wrote the paper as part of her selection for a 2006 David Stevenson Fellowship with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC). The NACC awards two annual fellowships of $15,000 each to faculty members of color who are committed to excellence in research and teaching in the field of philanthropic or nonprofit sector studies or nonprofit management.

Rivers gathered data on board composition and staff leadership of leading nonprofit environmental nonprofit organizations for her paper, examining the impact of board composition on operational integrity and governance.