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The 9th Diversity Summit Schedule

“2015-2025: Achieving the Apex in Diversity Excellence”
8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Alumni Association Ballroom


8:00 a.m.
Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.   
Welcome, Opening Meditation, and Icebreaker
Dr. Myra Gordon
Associate Provost for Diversity
9:00 a.m. 
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker
Mr. Victor Ojeleye, Business Development Associate
Koch Industries, Inc.
9:10 a.m.
Summit Keynote: "The Implications of Accelerated Demographic Shifts for Higher Education and the American Economy"
Dr. Steve H. Murdock
Former Director, U.S. Bureau of the Census
10:00 a.m.
Featured Presentation:  “The Current Status of Multiculturalism and Diversity at Kansas State University”
Dr. Myra Gordon and the PCMA
11:00 a.m.
Table Discussions and Feedback Exercises
12:00 noon
Lunch featuring, “Diversity Points of Pride on Parade”
1:00 p.m. 
Featured Panel: “A Showcase of Faculty Excellence in Multicultural Curriculum Transformation”
Dr. Douglas Benson, Moderator


Dr. Judith Collins, Associate Professor, Technology and Aviation
Dr. Vibhavari Jani, Associate Professor, College of Architecture, Planning & Design
Dr. Zelia Wiley, Assistant Dean, College of Agriculture
Dr. Doris Wright Carroll, Associate Professor, College of Education
Ms. Deb Pryor, Video Producer/Director, Media Relations
2:00 p.m.
“Grand Celebration of Awards for Diversity Excellence”
Featuring the ZuZu African Acrobats
2:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements
Dr. April Mason
Provost and Senior Vice President