Lawrence serves as the practice leader for Carney, Sandoe & Associates' Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Practice. The practice is responsible for leading retained searches for school DEIB leaders and providing consultative support for boards, executive leadership, and faculty and staff. To date, Lawrence has conducted anti-bias training with more than 50 colleges and universities, more than 30 independent schools, and a host of corporate and community-based organizations. He provides guidance related to board governance, strategic planning, climate assessment, and inclusive hiring.
Lawrence started his career in higher education before spending a decade at independent schools working as a college counselor and as a Director of Equity and Inclusion.
He has worked for The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria, The Business of Sports School, Ross School (NY), and The White Mountain School (NH). Lawrence also serves on the editorial board for Insight Into Diversity magazine and is on the board of trustees for Indian Mountain School (CT).
Education & Interests
Lawrence was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. He has six children and now resides in South Dartmouth, MA. Lawrence received his bachelor's degree in finance from Kean University and his master's in counseling from Montclair State University.